I am deeply humbled to serve on Restoration’s first vestry. At David’s suggestion I have been reflecting on Titus 1 and 1 Timothy 3. Those passages set a high standard that I will always strive to meet, ever mindful of my need for grace. I bring to the vestry all the gifts God has given me and am honored to serve with the dedicated men and women who pour themselves into this church.
Restoration is a special place where God is using relationships and community to draw people to Himself. In my own walk, God has always been faithful to give me relationships to teach me what it can look like to be Christ’s man in the world. My aspiration is to be whole and consistent: whole in Christ, and the same person – God’s person – at church, at home, and at work. My hope for the church is that through our relationships we would show our friends and neighbors the love of Christ and strengthen each other in our walks with the Lord. As I look at all of the current and soon-to-be middle schoolers with whom we are blessed, I particularly pray for a vibrant youth ministry to serve them at a critical time in their lives.
This is an exciting time for our church. I am so grateful for the wonderful people God has drawn here, and I am excited to see what He has in store next.