Letter to The Point
Legacy Church launches on February 7, 2016. We are gathering weekly at 10am at William Monroe High School and in Groups during the week. Please continue to pray for us as a young congregation who is navigating the waters of building Christ’s legacy for future generations. Also, pray for God to awaken the hearts of those far from Him, and that we would respond with Jesus’ love and grace to everyone’s deepest needs.
Two and a half years ago I joined The Point as the Community Groups Pastor. Lynn and I arrived with the intention of eventually planting a church, but this is sooner than originally planned. It reminds me of Proverbs 16:9 which says, “We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.” During the last few months, God clarified His plans. This church plant is undeniably a work of God, and it is a privilege to be called as one of its shepherds.
As I step into my new role serving as the Pastor of Legacy Church in Greene County, I step out of my role with The Point. It is a bittersweet transition. My time working with Pastor Gabe and the remarkable pastors, staff, and group leaders has been one of the most formative and rewarding seasons of my life. Their love, camaraderie, and passion have developed my devotion to Christ’s Bride and my understanding of Christ’s servanthood. Further, serving you was an honor, and I pray God continues to display His majesty and goodness in the fruit of our mutual spiritual investment. Remember, the Christian life finds its deepest joys in radical obedience to Christ and His redemptive mission. Sometime this journey to follow His leading requires us to release treasured ministry and responsibility in order to pursue Christ with greater abandonment. This is one of those moments for me.
I believe God will continue using The Point to be a life-giving beacon of hope as you change Charlottesville and the world. Thank you for your abundant grace and generosity toward the community in Greene! You remain in our prayers as fellow co-laborers in the gospel, and I look forward to seeing all that our Savior does in and through His Church and your lives.
I’m reminded of a prayer from the Apostle Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi: “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you…because of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now.” Those words reflect my emotions as we prepare to launch Legacy Church.
I love you all. Be bold and courageous for Jesus’ sake.