Dear Village Green,
I wanted to write a blog post to you all thanking for the last two years. When I came to Village Green Community Church, I was a nervous and insecure mess. I needed a lot of encouragement and pushing to grow as a believer but, more importantly, as a Pastor. These last two years have been precisely what I needed.
I went through some personal struggles with my Diabetes and weight loss, and during that, I got to experience love from a church like we are meant to love. I couldn’t have had the success that I did without your love, support, and encouragement through that time.
I was challenged in my preaching. I have always been blessed to be at Churches that allow me to work on my gift of preaching. However, while at Village Green, I was challenged and pushed to get better at it and to do it more often. When I started at Village Green, I needed so much time to prep a sermon, and I still value putting in good prep time; however, I can confidently prepare sermons like I just couldn’t before. Not to mention all the encouragement while preaching here from everyone.
I was challenged in my time management. I was always good with my time and hard working. However, I learned while serving here that being hardworking isn’t all it takes for ministry. You need to know when to ask for help and bring key leaders along. Have I done this correctly? No, but I am way better then I was.
Lastly, I wanted to thank you all for all of the beautiful relationships I have built here. Whether you are someone that I say Hi to on a Sunday or someone who let me into their lives. I have appreciated and will cherish all the friendships I have made here. You all have impacted me in a way that words can’t describe. A piece of my heart will always be here at Village Green.
Thank You So Much!
And this is just the beginning of an extraordinary journey for you and your wife in a path of light paved by the Most High God. The Lord God separated a wife in advanced for you, the ideal ‘helper’ as He says in His Word. Believe His promises and eagerly expect them.
Be God’s favor upon you.