A Pastoral Word
I shared with the Board this summer that I was applying to go back to school for my Doctorate of Ministry. At that time, it seemed like I had a while until that moment became reality, but all of a sudden, here it is. On Monday, January 6th, I will be going back to school! Don't worry! I am not leaving Midway Christian Church! I have applied and been accepted at Lexington Theological Seminary as part of their new Doctorate of Ministry program. Thankfully, most of the classes will be on-line. However, I do know that I will have some intensives that will require me to miss a Sunday every now and then.
I could tell you that I know how all this is going to work out, but I would be lying to you. My plan is to take it one day at a time, one class at a time, and see where I end up. Hopefully, that will be at graduation four years from now.
One thing that I do know is that I am thankful for Midway Christian, for its people, for its leaders, for its ministry, for its willingness to experiment with me on where God leads us and more importantly, for being partners in this crazy wonderfully life-giving, life-transforming experience we call the Kingdom of God in our midst. It has been wonderful, and I can't wait to see where God continues to lead us.
Which is, once again, the beauty of every new year. We aren't sure where we will end up. We just know that wherever we are, God is there with us, walking beside, leading us, guiding us, and calling our attention to the Kingdom of God in our midst.