Dear Christ Community Family,
Over the last several months, Sharon and I have been sensing God’s leading into a new season of service to Christ and His mission. While seasons of transition are often mixed with emotions of sadness and joy, we are grateful for the way God has confirmed His leading as we have sought counsel.
With that said, I am writing to share with you that I will be transitioning out of my role as Senior Pastor of Congregational Development and will begin to serve full-time with Made to Flourish as the Vice President of Philanthropy. I will begin with Made to Flourish in mid-April.
Birthed from Christ Community’s heart to give ourselves away, Made to Flourish has developed beyond all we could have hoped or imagined (Ephesians 3:20). After existing for only two years as an organization, Made to Flourish now has a growing team of nine staff in Kansas City, City Directors in 19 cities across the country, over 1,500 pastors in our network, and multiple pastoral residency programs launching in the year. The heart of Made to Flourish is to equip pastors as they seek to help people follow Christ in every area of life.
In my new role I will be working to create a sustainable financial model for Made to Flourish, working closely with our City Directors across the country to build a broad base of philanthropic support with individuals, foundations, churches and corporations. We are eager to invite others to join us as we invest in building healthy pastors and churches across the country.
In addition, I will be guiding Made to Flourish’s own philanthropic endeavor to invest financially in pastors and churches who are faithfully working to transform the communities in which God has placed them.
I couldn’t be more excited that Nathan Miller has agreed to serve on Christ Community’s senior pastor team. Nathan is a leader of great character and competency, and it’s been a joy for me to work closely with Nathan for the last twelve years. I truly believe God has provided for Christ Community in amazing ways with Nathan, and I look forward to watching God use him in the years ahead.
Please know I am thankful for each of you. It has been a joy to serve as your pastor for the last fifteen years. Sharon and I have never been more excited about the ongoing mission of Christ Community and look forward to continuing to worship with you.
With a heart of thankfulness,