Yesterday Pastor Eric read his resignation letter to the church at the end of each service. I know there were several unable to attend yesterday's services. Therefore, I have posted the letter below for you to read:
When you asked me to transition from interim pastor to senior pastor, I was honored, humbled, and overjoyed as I love the people of ClearView. I prayerfully sought the Lord and sensed Him leading me to take on the challenge of serving as your senior pastor, while continuing in my role as vice-president at LifeWay Christian Resources - the role that moved us to the Nashville area. While I accurately planned how to juggle sermon prep, time with the staff, and engaging the church as a whole, I failed to estimate the weight of the internal burden of leading the church. It has taken me a few months to come to grips with the reality that this is more than I can carry. Because of that I am stepping aside as senior pastor of ClearView. Thank you for loving me and my family so well. I am thankful for ClearView.
Eric and Kaye will be at ClearView the next 2 Sundays so make sure to find them and thank them for the way they have blessed ClearView the last two and half years. I am super thankful for them and know you are too.
I briefly shared yesterday that your pastors and staff are ready to lead and serve in the days ahead. We have a mission that we will continue to pursue, "Because of God's greatness and grace, we treasure Christ, grow together, serve one another, and live on mission."
The next step in this process, according to our constitution, will be the Nominating Committee recommending a Pastor Search Committee that will be elected by the church to find a senior pastor to bring before the church.
Continue to pray. Stay connected.
Thankful for you,
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