Just over ten weeks ago, I was excited to be starting an internship at Northridge Church. A new city, new church, new experiences to learn and relationships to build. Now, ten weeks later, I’ve accepted a position on staff at Northridge.
Yes, it’s absolutely crazy.
No, it's not what I had planned at all.
Yet over and over, the Lord has proved to me that his plans are not my plans. My job is simply to be obedient. The more my family and I prayed about it, the more clear it became that this was the door that God had opened. For now I know that I’ll be working in their awesome youth & kids ministries, while working on my master’s degree through Liberty University Online.
I plan to keep writing, and keep looking for opportunities to grow as a communicator of the Gospel. I’ll be posting more updates to the blog if you want to keep in touch.
If you would like to pray with me, here are some specific things you can pray for as I make this transition:
- Dependence on God. While this opportunity is incredibly exciting, there are still some unknowns for the future. Pray for me, my family, and Northridge that we would be dependent on what God has planned, not our own ideas of what should happen.
- Personal Devotion to Christ. Pride is a silent killer that creeps into our lives when we least expect it. I’m as susceptible as anyone to drift. I don’t want to let the fact that I’m on a church staff to allow me to adopt a complacent or wandering attitude towards my personal walk with Christ.
- The SNOW. I’m from North Carolina! I’m not built to handle this weather...
- Biblical Community. I love the people at Northridge, but I’m leaving behind a community that has invested a lot into me both in Lynchburg and Charlotte. For years, I’ve taken that blessing for granted. Now, for the first time in awhile, I’ll be seeking out biblical community.
- Living as a missionary in Rochester. Rochester is over 90% unchurched. At least 3% of attenders at Northridge on any given Sunday have not yet placed their faith in Jesus Christ. Rochester needs the Gospel. Pray that I, and others, would live as missionaries and see opportunities to tell others about Jesus — not just inside the church, but in the city. Pray many would come to place their faith and hope in Jesus Christ.
- Northridge Church. A lot has happened in the past ten weeks, and we believe the Lord has a lot for us in the future. Pray that Northridge would not lose focus or momentum, but continue to press on with the mission of making more & better disciples.
That’s what I’m praying for in the short term, and I would be overjoyed if you decided to pray with me. I’m thankful for what God is doing and will continue to do.