Associate Pastor for Children and Their Families, First Baptist Church of Borger, Texas
I am excited to announce that First Baptist Church of Borger, Texas, voted this morning to extend to me a call to serve as their Associate Pastor for Children and Their Families. My family and I are honored and humbled to accept this call and serve faithfully as God empowers to reach the children and parents in the church and community.
Last night, we spent a few hours in a fellowship atmosphere where people within the church were able to introduce themselves and chat about anything and everything. It was wonderful to meet many new families within the church and discuss their hopes and expectations about the future of children’s ministry. FBC Borger has an active membership of around 800 people, so it will take awhile to meet everyone and learn names.
This morning, we spent most of our time in the children’s area. FBC Borger has just started using 252 Basics, a curriculum developed by the ReThink Group, or more commonly known as Orange. I was introduced to this program in May when we came to visit my sister and her family. The church they attend has been using the program for awhile, and I had asked to sit in during their Sunday morning children’s worship to get a taste of the action. The greatest asset of the 252 Basics is the connection to home. Equipping parents to be the spiritual leaders at home is going to be a priority in this new ministry opportunity, and I am convinced that Orange is on track to do this effectively.
I had the privilege of sharing my testimony and vision in the Main Worship Service. FBC Borger has a beautiful sanctuary, and it was full of smiling faces and warm hearts. After sharing, my family and I went back to be with the children in their worship. The vote was taken after the morning service ended, and we were very pleased with an overwhelmingly positive result. We then returned to the service where I was presented as the new associate staff member. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting people afterwards as church was dismissed.
We have had the honor to serve at FBC Bayfield for almost four years. We love this church and the people will always be near and dear to our hearts. It is our sincere hope and prayer that God will lead Pastor Randy and the church to new horizons as they seek to minister to youth, children, and families within the Bayfield community. We plan to maintain the many great friendships we are apart of, and are excited to see what God has in mind for the church.
Our schedule as of now is to pack a rental truck on July 14, travel to back to Borger on the 15th, unload on the 16th, and begin service on Sunday July 17th. We are grateful for prayers surrounding this transition. We are also appreciative of any help we can have in loading and unloading. If you can offer assistance in this way, please let us know when you will be available. We have not secured a home to live in, yet, but will try to find something by this Tuesday. We ask that you also join us in prayer for this.
Thank you again for your prayers and support. This has been and continues to be an exciting process as we have watched the hand of God move in our lives, the life of FBC Bayfield, and the life of FBC Borger. We will continue to depend upon God’s hand as he leads in a new direction for these two churches and our family. Praise be to our God, Soli Deo Gloria.