In the past couple of posts, I shared the difficult decision that Steph and made to leave the youth ministry that God was doing through us over the past year. It was not an easy decision, it was probably one of the hardest decisions that I have ever had to make that came after a lot of prayer, a lot of counsel and a lot of talk between Steph and me.
I learned a lot in the past year. A lot about myself and the ministry. What I learned, I hope to pass on to other people in ministry so that they too can learn from what I went through.
With that being said, where are we now? What have we been doing for the past six week and where are we going ?
Since leaving our last church, we have used the time to slow down. The past year flew by for lack of a better phrase. We have visited churches of friends just to catch up and hang out with them. We have been able to spend a long weekend with my family. We have also done a lot of talking and praying about where God wants us next.
Stephanie is more traditional where I am more contemporary. Neither of us is putting our worship style first. Both of us are unwilling to settle for anything less than what God has planned for us. We are not set on a big church, small church, or medium size church. The size of the church doesn’t matter as much as the heart of the church.
So…..in the past few weeks, we have visited a few local churches. One church at first glance, you would think would not be the church that would stand out, but they are doing church RIGHT. The people were incredibly friendly. It was almost difficult for us to get out of the church because of the people coming up to us. Days later, we got not one single card from the church, we got 3. They value the gift of a visitor that God has given them and that stands out to me in a huge way.
On the flip side of that, one church that we visited is a very successful fast growing church in our area.