so over the weekend the church in arizona asked us to make a decision if we wanted to continue pursuing the opportunity there and after much prayer and taking with friends for advice, kimmy and i decided to tell them “no”. i just do not think that i would be a good fit for them. basically, they are a traditional church that wants to transition into a contemporary church, because their community is in the midst of a population boom and so they need to change with the times. and we did not feel that after they get to that point that it would even be where we want to be. i also had a friend of mine ask me if i had ever been a part of a traditional church or if i had always been at a contemporary church, which i had only ever been at contemporary churches. so he then said, “so you wouldn’t even know how to help them then, since you don’t know what a traditional church is like.” and that was kind of the last thing that helped seal the deal. so i called the pastor today and told him that i just did not think that i would be a good fit for them.
it is odd how hard it was to hear “no” from the church in texas, and it was just as hard to say “no” to this church in arizona. but the conversation went really well and i know that this church will get the right person and that person will get a great senior pastor to stand behind him.
but the good news is that the church in indiana is coming up for the interview on thurday. and this church i believe will be a really good fit for us. but God knows for sure and we are just following Him!!! will keep you posted, please continue to pray for us.