04.22.10 | | Comments
It is with a lot of bittersweet emotion that we announce that Dan White director of FLM youth department has resigned. Dan joined the team last year and was a huge influence in laying the ground work for the future direction and vision of our youth ministry and resourcing.
Dan left after hearing and obeying God’s call to go back into pastoral ministry and he is taking the position of lead pastor for a church plant in Syracuse, NY. Dan shares in his blog;
“I was confronted by God’s Spirit that it was time for me to shake off fear, step out and trust Him. See for the last couple of years I’ve been stirring deeply with the vision and dream of planting a missional church in NY. I’ve been waiting and it has been a good season for me. But recently I’ve heard God through others and His Spirit that I need to move now, be strong and courageous and go for broke….So now the journey begins. My adventurous wife and I have decided to jump in head first. We resigned from our sweet positions, are selling our dream house and we are obeying.”
It is a huge step for Dan and his family! We will miss them, but at the same time are excited to see them following the Lord!
So, you ask, what’s next for the FLM youth department? We will continue to build on the ground work that Dan laid to continue to transition from Youth Action into a Youth Resource Ministry for leaders and volunteers as well as ministering to teenagers. For the summer, things will continue as planned with youth rallies, skates, festivals, camps and Back Yard Challenges.
Change is not always easy to go through, but it is often good and although we miss Dan and everything he had to offer, we are looking forward to see what God has for us next in the FLM Youth Department!
Please pray for us and for the direction on what God has for our “next steps”.