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5.01.2005

The Announcement

Well, I'm supposed to announce to the kids today that I'm no longer the youth pastor here, or won't be at the end of May. I'm not looking forward to telling them for both emotional reasons (I'm going to miss them and I hope they're going to miss me), but also because I'm not exactly sure what to say. I didn't really decide to step down - I was fired, but it was a termination that I largely agree with. So how do you epxlain that to a room full of junior highers without badmouthing anyone or giving them the impression that this church and her leadership are going in the wrong direction? Thankfully I'm fairly good at being diplomatic, but I won't lie to them.

This is going to be hard.

2 comments:

Karl Thienes said...

That will be hard....

Let me know if you are thinking of moving to Oregon. :)

Anonymous said...

Nathan,

In a distantly-related circumstance, I made the point to the congregation I was serving that God has us in certain positions for a season to accomplish what He wills. When this season ends for whatever reason, we move on, again, to accomplish His will.

I'm 51 now and there have been many seasons. In looking back at each, I see the hand of the Lord and it is good!

Be encouraged. "For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, 'Fear not, I will help you.'" Isaiah 41:13