I am now officially Methodist...sort of. I recently took a job in the communications department of Asbury United Methodist in Madison, AL. Changes are always interesting, but this is one that I am excited about. Leaving College Park after seven years in youth ministry was a hard thing to do. I love the people and the youth, however, I could no longer work under the present leadership. In ministry you have to be able to trust those around you. When you can no longer do that, it's time to leave and thus our only reason for leaving. To my fellow staffers, Mike, Angie, and Carol, we love you and you are in our prayers.
On a more positive note, my first day at Asbury was great! The people there were so friendly. I cannot even begin to tell you how refreshing it is to see a group of people that are so committed to mission! In my orientation, I was introduced to the values of the Church: prayer and mission. How incredibly simple and profound is that! My immediate supervisor in the department appears to be a great person to work for (not to mention she is a Mac person). I am excited about what lies ahead at Asbury.
Now, you may ask why I said I was destined to be Methodist? The last time that I was going to leave College Park, I was in talks with a Methodist Church in Florida regarding youth ministry. Apparently, upon leaving College Park, I was destined to be Methodist!
As a closing thought, I have been reciting a quote from Wesley in my head (this proves that I am Methodist right?). I would like to share it with you and pray it over my friends and family still at College Park, "I have been saved, I am being saved, I will be saved."