September 9, 2018
Dear Broadmoor Church Family,
Ecclesiastes 3:1 reminds us, "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven." Fifteen years ago, we started a journey together, and it has been the great privilege of my life to serve with you. Over the past few months, I have had a growing realization that we were entering a new season. Today, I am resigning as the Lead Pastor at Broadmoor. My last Sunday will be September 23, 2018. We will be taking some time to prayerfully consider our next steps in life and ministry.
As you might imagine, this decision has not come quickly or been considered lightly as it represents our understanding of God's leading in our lives. It has come out of my personal time with the Lord, moments of message preparation in the Life Calling series, continual conversations and prayerful considerations between Kimandria and myself, ministry opportunities in other settings that have been presented for exploration, the increasing sense that our assignment at Broadmoor was coming to a close, and our continued desire to follow the Lord's leadership. We want to be doing what God has called us to do and be where He has called us to be.
Just in case there is any question, my resignation is not because of any moral, ethical, or legal reason. Instead, it has come from a growing spiritual awareness that our season to serve at Broadmoor was coming to a conclusion. I have been working with our church leadership to prepare for this transition. I appreciate their support and will continue working with them over the next two weeks to help position Broadmoor for the next season.
While we don't know where our next assignment will be, or what it will entail, we believe it will be consistent with our life calling to ministry and missions. As we have prayed about and explored possible new directions,the Lord made it clear that to consider future opportunities would mean resigning present responsibilities. We will be taking time to prayerfully consider our next steps in life and ministry. I am certain He will show us what is next in His time. Until we know, we will remain here in this area and continue serving in some contract and volunteer mission roles with the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board. We are excited about seeing what the Lord has in mind for our next assignment and appreciate your prayers to that end.
Broadmoor has been and always will be a faith family to us. The most significant and strategic years of my family’s life have been spent living life with you. You will always be a place and a people we love. Thank you for the privilege to be partners in the gospel with you. You have been loving, patient, kind, encouraging, generous, inspiring, and ever gracious. I have learned more than I have taught, and most certainly been blessed far beyond our attempts to be a blessing. In the plan and providence of God, every season that ends brings the promise of one that is beginning. I believe with all of my heart that the best days of Broadmoor are ahead. We will be praying to that end and we are confident that the One who started a good work in all of us will be faithful to carry it on to completion until the day Jesus returns (Philippians 1:3-6).
We love you and will forever be grateful for you.
By His Grace and For His Glory,