Monday, November 19, 2007

Resigning & Moving

So this Sunday I informed the church that I've taken a position at another church. My wife and I will be making the move to Florida soon. It's exciting and feels weird at the same time. I think it feels weird talking with people and not knowing what their reaction to me leaving is.

Some of the reactions hurt, but in a good way. When I noticed one of my youth's eyes getting red and tearing up, that got to me. When a husband and wife said that were really enjoying getting to know me better and now were leaving, that got to me. When I was called a member of someone's family, that got to me.

Parting can be really difficult, but God has made it clear that it's time for me to go. In fact, I think God has been saying it for a while now. There are many things I'm going to really miss about being here on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, most of all will be the relationships that have been formed.

I think these last two months here will carry a lot of emotional difficulty, but I'm looking forward to what God has in store for Sarah and I.

(Sarah recorded this with my new camera.)


MilePost13 said...

Good for you!

My pastor in VA made the announcement for me when we left, which was much easier... I was hurt by some reactions as well, but more because people seemed not to care. My guess is because people leaving happened a lot, because it was not a good church to be at for long.

Anyway, we'll miss you.

Joshua McKenney said...

Yeah...we will definitely miss you guys!

MilePost13 said...

do you have to wear a tie in your new church?

TerryKM said...

Nope. I asked them about that and the pastor and all were like, "you could come in jeans for all we care, just as long as your look decent".

Going to miss you guys too! said...

Congratulations on your new assignment! Sounds very challenging and rewarding.

Glad you don't have to wear a tie!