Interested in how this came to be and where we’re going from here?
Let’s pray that our elders and staff will continue to operate with a spirit of wisdom and revelation as they help serve this healthy transition (Ephesians 1:17 NIV)
Let’s pray for a spirit of unity and a bond of peace as our spiritual family accelerates into the turn of transition and moves from “good to great”. (Psalm 133:1-3 NIV, Ephesians 4:3 NIV)
Let’s pray and thank God for the gift of a new, anointed and capable Lead Pastor! Let’s pray for Pastor Jared, Erin and Landon’s honoring reception and full integration into our church family. (Ephesians 4:11-13 NIV)
Let’s pray for the Holy Spirit to continue to provide clarity and favor over Pastor Josh, Anna, Judah and Jesse as they obediently step into this brand new season of life and ministry. (Psalm 121:8 NIV)
Pastor Jared will begin serving on staff in a part-time capacity starting in March 2017. He will be visible and accessible at each location’s New Here area throughout the spring and summer. Pastor Jared & Erin are very excited to meet you and eager to become deeply planted within our EGC community and family.
Pastor Jared plans to primarily have a “look, listen, and learn” posture for his first several months on staff. He is a bold leader and will, no doubt in time, bring his own flavor to the EGC culture, but his first season of leadership will not be a season of quick and dramatic change.
In our 29 year history, God has gifted our church family with a unique ability to navigate senior leader transitions, especially when it comes to embracing the next generation of leadership. Nearly all of our pastoral, operational, and ministerial staff will remain in their current roles as they help stabilize this transition. We also have great confidence in you, our church family, to prayerfully support and practically serve this healthy leadership transition.
Continuing to move forward with our 2020 vision and multi-site strategy is something that Pastor Jared deeply believes in. His leadership will continue to nurture, develop and expand each of our current locations.
Pastor Jared has a vast amount of global missions experience. He has a fiery passion to uphold our long-held and distinctive value for world missions.
Please do! We would love you to “lean in” during this time of transition. This is a time of celebration, growth and forward momentum. We would love your voice and presence in the mix during this special time in our church’s history. Visit our website or stop by Next Steps at either of our locations to find out about the next “Engage Night” event.
Pastor Joshua Finely
Discovering God’s Heart For You
Pastor Jared Ruddy
Family Matters Series