Have you ever noticed that life seems to be a series of transitions? Some of us handle transition well and others, well, let’s just say we don’t wake up saying “I hope I can experience another transition today!” Before you read too much into this introductory paragraph though, this is only about a great transition as it pertains to our Global Partnership Director.
I have had the privilege of serving with a group of spiritually mature and highly committed Global Partnership (GP) team members for a few years now. It has been a rich time and very rewarding. God has given us a passion to be a “bridge” between our local faith community and our extended faith community, our Global Partners, serving in various geographical regions around the world.
During my time on the GP team we have launched Global Partners, we have seen GPs retire after years of faithful service and we have seen GPs have to come off the field for reasons not of their own choosing. We have seen our GPs expand their families, change ministry directions, change ministry locations and walk through a myriad of life’s highs and lows. Through it all, we have witnessed an unwavering commitment to build redemptive relationships all with the desire to introduce people to Jesus. We are blessed with exemplary Global Partners.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you once again for all the support you have given to our GPs. Financial support, yes, but even more importantly, providing the prayer and emotional support that is so essential to those serving away from family and friends in response to God’s calling on their lives. I want to challenge all of us to “not grow weary of well doing” and to strengthen our commitment to making sure the Gospel message of hope and healing is made available throughout the world.
So, back to that transition I mentioned earlier. Wayne Williams will be returning next week after a few months of a well-deserved sabbatical. He has graciously agreed to become the Global Partnership Director. This transition is one that Wayne is excited about and is one that will bless the GP team, our Global Partners and our faith community. Wayne has a track record of serving our Global Partners and has visited a few of them in the field. This leadership role is in addition to his working closely with Jay to create and implement a complete discipleship pathway for our local church. We are excited to have Wayne back on staff and transitioning into these roles.
See you Sunday!