Weekend Recap // Lmtd. Edition

December 16, 2008 — 6 Comments

We went to Santa Rosa, Ca this past weekend for several reasons:

I know what you’re thinking, “Why would you consider moving from your home, Clovis/Fresno, Ca to Santa Rosa, Ca and work at NVC?” Well, maybe not everyone of your are thinking that…but certainly a handful. Here’s a few answers to that simple question:

NVC is a place with Momentum:

  • Starting Jan. 11, 2009, NVC’s Sunday morning services will be combined into one service and be moved into the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
  • NVC is aligning with the North Point Community Church ministry model
  • Hillside Church of Marin‘s senior Pastor is retiring in the Spring and is thinking about merging his church with NVC to become a multi-site, video-venue campus
  • Over the past year, a ton of people have been baptized at NVC, well over 100 (I can’t remember the specific amount)

NVC would provide elevated Leadership Training and Development:

  • I would work under a pastor that God has used to take a dying church, shut it down and reboot it to see 1000-1200 people a weekend
  • I would also work with John Alan Turner of River Park Community Church, a North Point Strategic Partner, when we was in town
  • I need to develop as a leader because I believe God has huge things in store for my family

NVC needs help:

  • NVC has had the same staff for a long time, but the church has grown exponentially
  • Sonoma County is something like 98% un-churched!
  • Andy is the ONLY full-time staff member
  • They are about to move from an established building to a mobile-church
  • The woman running Children’s Ministry is Andy’s mom, she needs to strategically retire because that is a tiring job (it just so happens that I’m married to a CM genius)

There are three drawbacks to moving:

  • We’ll be far away from both of our families
  • We’ll be far away from our best friends (Paul and Jenn)
  • We’ll be in the poorhouse, for awhile

What do you think about all of this?

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