I can’t believe my last post was in January. Shame on me. Where does the time go? The past few month have been a whirlwind for me and my family. We’ve relocated from Fort Worth, Texas, where I’ve lived my entire life, to Durham, NC to start a new multi-ethnic church called “Mosaic Church of Durham” and while things seem to be moving at the speed of light, we are super excited about the opportunities and can’t wait to see what God has in store for us next. There are several things I learned in leaving my old church, leaving the city I’ve lived my entire life, leaving my friends and some family, and over the next few weeks I’m going to be posting several “Lessons Learned in Leaving.”
I’ll also be posting things I’m learning here in Durham on my new journey. We are in a unique situation here in that we own a building in the middle of a neighborhood that we lease on Sunday morning to Summit Church and share with them. Also, because we are intentionally focusing on being a multi-ethnic church, there are challenges that come with that as well, especially in a city that has had racial tension in the past with things like the Duke Lacrosse Scandal, and the tension between blacks and hispanics as the latino population continues to boom.
This is the most exciting yet humbling position I’ve ever been in in my entire life and one of the few times where I can honestly say I’ve had to rely 100% on God.
As I post I promise to be real, authentic, transparent, and open about the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Talk to you soon.