A New Beginning

Posted: June 28, 2014 in religious

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I have been thinking about pursuing ministry for a few years. I had felt God leading me in that direction and toward the end of last year I jumped in with both feet. I had made some inquiries to our District office in November, asking for information on a couple of different paths into ministry. I received an email from our District Superintendent and scheduled a meeting with her in December where she provided some great information and guidance. By the end of that day, after discussing it with my wife, I requested to be entered into the candidacy process to become a Licensed Local Pastor. I was thinking that the process would take 2 to 3 years, but apparently God had other ideas. The process took off rapidly and on April 15 I had another meeting with our District Superintendent and she offered me part-time appointments at Erin and Sullivanville United Methodist Churches, beginning July 1. Again, after discussion with my wife (and a lot of prayer), I accepted the offer. This is a dream come true for me, but at the same time, I am a little scared. This all came together so fast, not according to my ideal time frame. I need to trust God and know that I am placed where I am for a reason. I am looking forward to working with the great people in both churches and I am ready to give it all I have in order to make a difference in the communities I serve. Can’t wait for July 1!

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