Torn. Terrified. Confident.
The markings of a leap of faith.
Torn between two equally great opportunities.
Terrified of the unknown.
Confident in God’s direction.
This has been my life for the last few months.
It’s been awhile since God has asked me to leap like this.
I’d grown comfortable with my calling. Sure, I was stretched a smidge here or there but nothing that completely displaced me like this leap of faith.
I laughed at first. I thought it was a joke. A kind gesture. A little affirmation during a trying season. But realistic? Not a chance… or so I thought.
No, God was calling me to leap. And not just me – my family too.
What’s the leap?
Effective January 31st I will be resigning my position as Executive Director at Cross Point Church. I have accepted a role on the leadership team at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC) in Menlo Park, CA with John Ortberg and the great staff there. After many months of conversation, processing and prayer, my husband and I have a divine sense of God’s direction and calling in this move. Menlo Park is in a very exciting season of growth and opportunity and I hope my gifts will serve them well as they seek to live out some God-sized dreams for the future.
My nine years at Cross Point have been foundational to my personal, professional and spiritual growth. It has been an amazing privilege to be a part of this ministry. Pete has been a pastor and friend through the many months of conversation that have led up to this decision. That freedom to process has been an incredible and unusual gift. I suspect that Cross Point will always be woven into the fabric of my soul. It’s a special place and I can’t wait to see how God continues to use this team in the future. One of the greatest joys of my life will forever be having the privilege to be a part of assembling this great staff.
But a leap of faith is just that – it’s a leap. The leap requires lifting my feet off the soil of what’s known and projecting myself forward, confident that God will help me stick the landing.
So here we go. Torn, terrified and yet confident that God is at work.
I will continue to write, speak and coach. In fact, CLOUT releases next week! I can’t wait to continue to share more about this book with you. I’ll continue to blog about all that I’m learning as a leader… I suspect the blog content will be rich with new learnings and observations as I get to know a new team, a new structure and a new culture. Should be fodder for leadership lessons for decades!
Thank you for being a community of support and encouragement. I’m excited about what this new season holds for me as I transplant this mid-western-turned-southern-girl to the West Coast. Lord help them now! I’m envisioning the Clampetts!