Monday, March 24, 2008


So I'm moving in June! I am going to be one of the ministers at St. John's United Methodist Church in Albuquerque, NM. I have a lot of new ideas for church and it looks like I am going to be able to try them out here. This is a really good church that has grown into a pretty big church. Someone told me recently that churches don't want to grow. They said that pastors want churches to grow, but that churches aren't interested in growth. I feel like this church is... at least they seem like they will tolerate many of the things it takes to grow, where most churches don't seem to. This is why there is such a big push to start new churches. So it's a sad time as I say goodbye to many special friends. I announced it in church last Sunday and there have been tears (not my tears) both Sundays. I hope this is not a trend that continues, cuz it makes me feel bad, but it does mean that my time here has been meaningful to people... so that's how I take it. A new chapter is gonna be starting and I am pretty pumped! I'm thinking about buying a house in Albuquerque, but I have no idea what I am doing. Seems like a good idea at the time though :)


joshua said...

congratulations bro!

gavin richardson said...

congrats on the new placement. many blessings