Monday, September 30, 2013

All Good Things Come to an End!

Our time at Park Chapel Christian Church is coming to an end. God has lead us to accept a new Lead Minister Position with Howard Christian Church in Howard, PA. The follow is my resignation letter.


Our Dear Brothers and Sisters,

My heart is full as I share the following details of how God is working in our family. We serve a good God. The past seven years have been a joy and filled with gracious gifts of love. The foremost being the gift of an exceptional minister's wife. Karen always has a smile, gives supportive advice, and reminds me of how good our God truly is. So, from both of us, we thank you for your support and willingness to strive for excellence in connecting people to Jesus at Park Chapel Christian Church. As Paul wrote to the Ephesians church, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”

These moments bring celebration for the good times, while trying to forget the harder times. It is as the close of a summer day, the twinkle of the lightening bug and the glorious sunset that remind us that good things come to an end. We are reminded in the vastness of God's evening sky that is filled with strings of stars and a sudden streak of a shooting star of how fleeting life truly is. The Holy Spirit grants comfort in the night by His assurance that a sunrise is just around the corner. Our good God will bring His renewed faithfulness and fresh mercies in every morning.

Karen and I have felt God's call in the last few months. He has been guiding us to a place of humility and sacrifice so as to take our family to a new leadership role in His Kingdom. God has laid on our hearts to serve and influence people toward spiritual growth as their preaching minister. Last week, we answered that call by accepting the position as the next lead minister for Howard Christian Church in Howard, PA.

Therefore, I humbly ask that you receive this letter of resignation, effective October 31st, 2013. God does not leave a void and it gives me comfort in knowing that the Park Chapel leadership will take this transition very seriously and work in discerning a very proactive future. I encourage you to continue praying for the work that God has in store for each of us. God will be faithful and will bring good things to those who wait on Him. God is a good God.

Always remember that your commitment to connect people to Jesus is a light to our community. You are a blessing beyond words. My prayer is that you will think of the good times we have shared while taking the opportunity to embrace the spectacular gift that God is good. Think on those great moments of streaking light that unified our efforts while growing in the power of God's love offered in Jesus.

You will always have a place in our hearts and you know we love you. To God alone be the glory.


We are in our farewell phase, but for our Park Chapel Friends....you can always remember that I love ya and always will, Don

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