I very often think back on how I ended up at Bridges Church. The path that brought me to this church was so finely orchestrated by God. I look back and see every step, every moment, every encounter was in His hands. I am so thankful that God has led me here.
In September of this year, I will have been the Worship Leader at Bridges Church for three years. Those years have done more for me than I could have ever imagined. Many gifts and passions were brought to light through the work that God was doing in and through me. I had people and leaders take me in and show me how to lead a Christ-centered ministry.
However, God is leading me in a new direction. Through much thought and prayer, I feel God leading me to another ministry.
For a long time, I have had an interest in pursuing a career in public service. I had considered firefighting or policing (I even mentioned this in my interview for the Worship Leader position at Bridges). I was never 100% sure of where God was calling me, and I was always honest about that. I knew that God was calling me to Bridges, but I didn’t know for how long. I didn’t know where I would be in 5-10 years if you were to ask me then.
At the beginning of this year, I felt God pushing me into pursuing becoming a Police Officer. I was excited about setting out to start something I had always wanted to do. On the other hand, I knew that God was leading me to step down as Worship Leader. If I’m transparent with you, I did not want this. I did not want to step down. I wrestled with this for many days. I did my best to try and justify disobeying God and staying on staff. It took some time, but I was finally able to come to terms with this calling. I was able to let go of my own desires and trust the plan that God has.
God’s presence is not reserved for church staff. God’s presence isn’t exclusive for those who are in leadership roles at a church. God’s presence is for everyone. Every job and occupation need people who love Jesus. Now more than ever, the police force needs people who love Jesus. I feel God calling me to be that person.
I don’t see this as me stepping away from ministry. I see this change as simply moving from one ministry to the next.
I want to say thank you to everyone at Bridges who has encouraged me. The cards, kind words, and friendly gestures did not go unnoticed. I still plan to be at Bridges and serve in different capacities.
Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated through this big transition.