We are moving!

We have big news to share. After going through the hiring process, I have officially accepted a Worship Minister position at Fairfield Church of Christ, in Fairfield Ohio. There is so much to tell about how this process has come about that we are so grateful for and in awe of God's work in our lives. 

May 2014 I was a fresh graduate of Central Christian College of the Bible looking for my first ministry out of college. After applying a few different places God led me just 25 minutes
of where I went to school to Crossroads Christian Church in Macon, Missouri where I began serving part-time as their worship minister. During my time here I have learned so much about grace, love, forgiveness through some incredible people who were great examples of what it is to follow Jesus. I got to celebrate some big wins with people, and I had opportunities to walk with people through the lower points of life. I was challenged to grow in my ministry and given the chance to make mistakes and learn from them. I got to work with people who consistently went above and beyond what they were called to do for others. I had some great people come alongside me and work with me, teach me and take care of me as I served here. I got to laugh so hard my stomach hurt all the time and see how much fun ministry can be. It has been an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything.

Now, a little over 3 years later, my wife and I are moving into a new season of life. It’s a very bittersweet move for us, and I’m glad that it is. Crossroads Christian Church has been our first ministry right out of college and it has been a blessing to be a part of this community. So many of you have touched our lives in incredible ways. We love this church and we believe in what they are doing and what they are about. Though transitions are bittersweet, we are looking forward to the future. 

Thank you to everyone who “adopted” us as part of their family while we were here. Being far away from our families has been hard, but we have greatly appreciated all the meals, game nights and time we got to spend with people. Thank you for making Macon feel like home for us and for taking good care of us.

It’s hard for me to say goodbye to friends and to leave an area we have grown to call home, but I am looking forward to pursuing ministry in a full time role. We will never forget our experience here and I will always cherish my time here. My last Sunday at Crossroads will be January 7th, which is crazy to me, that there is now a date to it and it is really happening. I’ve already shed tears about it, and I’m sure there will be more to come. 

- Drew