Monday, April 21, 2008

Announcement from this Weekend

This past weekend we announced that effective July 1, 2008 I will be the new lead pastor of Charter Oak Church. Pastor Dave and I spent 30 minutes at each worship service talking about the transition. Here are some highlight of what we said...

Biblical understanding of great transitions of leadership

  • Deuteronomy 31:7-8 (Moses & Joshua)
  • 2 Kings 2:1-13 (Elijah & Elisha)
  • John 21:15-17 (Jesus & Peter)
  • Philippians 2:19-23 (Paul & Timothy)

Impact of this appointment

  • You will notice very little change in the way we function pastorally
  • It is Dave and Judy’s intent & desire to retire June 30, 2009
  • The God-given vision for Charter Oak Church that began with Dave will continue with Chris

What happens next?

  • We are a growing church and we will seek God’s will to the best way to staff for the future health and growth of the people of Charter Oak Church
  • Will Mark move into a teaching pastor role?
  • Mark already is in a teaching pastor role. He teaches our students every week.
  • Mark is the Pastor to Student Ministries at Charter Oak Church

Informational meetings upcoming

  • Wednesday, April 30
  • Thursday, May 8
  • Tuesday, May 13

We will have representatives from Church Council, the building team, and Senior Management Team to answer your questions about the transition, the “Unlocking the Future” capital stewardship program, or anything else you would like to know.