Monday, March 10, 2008

A Leap of Faith - I Resigned!



I Resigned. I gave my notice this past Monday but announced officially this past Sunday.

Why?

My role is changing and feeling it is what God is telling me. Though having no where to go or not knowing the next step is scarey.

I'm taking a break from ministry for now. I've done this for over 13yrs and the past 5yrs have been amazing yet I think God wants what is best for me and the congregation to do this.

It is definitely a change.

So what is in the works?

I'm looking to stay where I am for now. There is a remote possibility of serving in a "pastoring" role of a church near Toronto, Ontario down the road - just not now.

I'm looking into possibly Convention planning, Human Resources or Management.

I also consulted and working with the variety of church ministries out that the help ministers in transition.

So all is good. My role is changing and I'm still in ministry just not overseeing the big age group I was from Nursery through College.

This week I pack up my office and see where I put all that stuff in my home.

Prayers appreciated.

On a personal note: I'm living on good terms and God's leading - for my family it is definitely a change for us. If you have a job lead - just email me.

Here is a Tribute Video the Church did

17 comments:

Roy said...

wow....that is a leap of faith. Trust that the way becomes clearer as you follow God's call

Real Live Preacher said...

My prayers are with you as you enter this new season of life.

Knotter said...

Gman, I've got no words of wisdom or witty sayings as of yet, but if I find some, I'll forward them. But may God lead you to place where He wants you.

Hopefully north of the border though!

The Thief said...

It's good to hear you following God's leading in this time of transition, and I know He will take care of providing for you and your family as you wait on His guidance.

DaYouthGuy said...

Prayers offered.
Good luck.

Brandon said...

Wow, man. Big changes. Will sure be praying!

Todd Porter said...

I will be praying for you, Gerrard.

Doug Rowles said...

My prayers are with you and your family. God will lead you and provide for you. Call me if I can help you or you need a reference.

Doug R

Amy said...

Gman, praying for you, the family, and Bobblehead Jesus as you continue to follow God. Having taken a recent leap of faith, I can assure you that it's not easy, but it's very worthwhile.

. said...

Gerrard, you and your families are in my prayers. This is a big leap but when it is guided by God then it is going to be some kind of ride. Enjoy!

theoquest said...

Praying for you too. May God prepare you for the road He's prepared for you...

~Mike

Steve Blanchard said...

Gman - I see your stuff all the time.

May God lead you into new and joyous ministry experiences.

Derek said...

God bless! Come by for a meal sometime.

Dale Sheehy said...

Praying for you and your family.

Mykel said...

Good for you man!
I took that leap almost 2 years ago and ministry is even better!
If you have time come out to Cali and I'll show you around.

Brenda! said...

Wow G...yet I feel this is going to be a powerful time for you and your family.

Maranatha John said...

Wow! Don't have much to say, but I know you should check out Dag Heward-Mills' "How you can be in the perfect will of God" and "Loyalty and Disloyalty". He has about seven books on loyalty, you can add any one of them as well. I strongly believe it'll put your life in a more directed and structured path. Be blessed :)