Trust works both ways.
When I was installed in June, I had a lot of ideas and over the past several months I’ve been able to experiment with a few of those ideas:
- Hosting Ekklesia during the 10am service.
- Instituting a Youth Leadership Council comprised of students from each grade.
- Offering a Theology Book Club for adults.
- Hosting a 20 somethings/college age game night.
- Doing a church wide YIG led Game Night Fundraiser.
- Having students read during the service.
- Introduce some contemporary Christian hymns in the 10am service with live musicians.
- Moving Christine into the administrative wing and sharing an office together.
Trying out these ideas requires trust on your part. I know it can sometimes be unsettling to have a new person come in and try new things. But as I’ve tried to stress, these are only experiments. Nothing is set in stone and I’m always open to feedback.
All the same, I want to thank all of you for your trust. Thank you for giving me the space to imagine, to try new things, and to experiment. I can feel the trust you are offering to me and I don’t take it lightly.
And thank you for showing me that I can trust you. We exist in a covenantal relationship. We’re bound together, rely on one another, and help one another. Ministry is much more fun when the parties involved work well together.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here’s to you FCC. Thanks for being a place where I can investigate a call to ministry.
As you gather around with family to reflect on what you give thanks, know that my heart is thankful for you.