Pastoral Transition: Pastor Jim & Family are on the Move!
A couple of months ago my family and I were called to an Evangelical Free Church in
Cary, North Carolina. To leave Ocala and Christ Community Church was a tough
decision, because there are no negative factors here that have spurred our choice. But
my sister and her husband live on Durham, NC, and we have decided that we would like
to be closer to family over the next season of our lives. (My parents also live in Norfolk,
VA- about a four-hour drive from Cary.) We will be moving the first week in June.
We have truly enjoyed and have been blessed by our time here in Ocala. God has
shown his faithfulness to Christ Community Church and we trust that good things are
ahead as the church grows closer to God, closer to one another, and deepens
relationships in the community as the church continues to minister in Christ’s name.
The elders will be forming a Pastoral Search Team comprised of people within the congregation
over the next 3-4 weeks, and they will be sharing regular updates on Sunday morning. I encourage you to seek God individually and together during this process. Please pray for Christ Community Church as well as our family as we move to a new church and a new home.
God has arranged the people in Christ Community Church just as he wants them to be and many of you will step up to new roles of service and leadership during this transition. Let’s continue to delight in God and love him with all our heart!
1 Corinthians 12:18-20 (ESV)
But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he
chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there
are many parts, yet one body.