The Back Story
Over the past months both my current church and I have been discerning our denominational future. It became clear to me that my season with the United Methodist Church was ending and a new season with the Global Methodist Church was beginning. When FUMC Pearland/Redeemer did not reach the required vote to disaffiliate, I knew God was calling me and my family to step out in faith.
I applied to the GMC. I withdrew from the Texas Annual Conference. And I resigned from an appointment as a Director of Discipleship that has fed my heart and soul. And I waited. I trusted. I laughed. When I go back and look at the dates, I’m pretty sure it was 40 days of waiting. Isn’t God wonderful and perfect? Keeping me in the wilderness for the biblically appropriate wilderness time? (I’m thrilled He chose days instead of years, too.)
See, I am doing a new thing!Isaiah 43:19
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
And yesterday, God’s plan was revealed when I met with my new church family, First Methodist Church of Sweeny. The people I met were warm and welcoming, eager to receive the Word of God, and ready to impact their community for Christ. I’m excited to work together to grow the Kingdom.
It’s all a bit surreal. I’m still taking it all in and wrapping my head and heart around it. I’d always imagined I would pastor a church one day when the boys were older, but here I am, trusting God and His plan. God never ceases to amaze me.
God is good! All the time!
All the time! God is good!
15 thoughts on “A New Thing”
One day, some old guy will show up in your congregation, with a big smile on his face! I’m thrilled!
When that guy shows up, I’ll let him know what a huge part he played in getting me there! 🙂
So happy for you and your new congregation is getting a winner ❤️
Thanks, Aunt Julie!
Thanks be to God for answered prayer. First Methodist Sweeny is so blessed to have you.
Once again prayers answered. Sweeney does not know what a blessing they have received.
Congrats sis. Proud and happy for you.
Thanks! Very exciting times!
Praise God for your 40days and God fulfilled His Promise to you and your family ❤️
We will continue to pray for you and Baron and the boys . Your new church appointment and ministry.
Keep us posted
Know that we are covering in prayer all these things God has planned for the future.
Please Pray for us too 🙏🙏🙏♥️😃
Thank you! Thrilled to be part of this new expression of Methodism!
You are truly blessed, and the church is blessed to have you!
Go rock their world, Wendy. I know that you will pastor them and teach them and lead them. Like David, you will be. . And David shepherded them with integrity of heart;
with skillful hands he led them.
Thanks, Bob! I am accumulation of all the experiences that have come before and our ministry together is a big part of that!
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