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!