Our church just recently went through our pastor’s resignation to pastor a church in Virginia. This has been the smoothest pastoral transition I have ever seen. Our staff is phenomenal, the people continue to serve, and the congregation is looking forward to what God will do as He sends our next pastor.
Our previous pastor left very well. He prepared the staff, the board, and key leaders for the transition before it ever happened. He assisted the church in securing a great interim pastor and was very sensitive to the Holy Spirit through His final month and a half.
As I wrap up this season of blogging, I want to leave well. I want to thank each of you for four great years. I can honestly say I’m a better person than when I first started writing. I have encountered some remarkable people. Many of you have connected with me on social media, and I’m so glad. You will read thoughts similar to what I have shared before and see real-life updates.
As for now, I’m signing off. Thanks for letting me share these “honest thoughts” with you! Please connect with me at one of the sites below.
Facebook: mdwinters103 (personal) or Matthew Winters Ministries
7 thoughts on “Leaving Well”
this is so upsetting! I tend to take breaks from the blogging world but I remember you as one of the bloggers who was always friendly and relatable. Best of luck as you pursue your future endeavors.
Thanks! I will continue to read your posts. I will possibly be back on after a season.
God be with you!
Matthew, blessings on your new endeavors and season. I know you will enjoy spending more time with your family and getting rest and rejuvenation. See you on Twitter!
Prayers in your next journey. My life is the better for having met you in the blogging world, and our phone call. I’m a bit selfish here because I will miss your wise insights. But God’s got this, and He’s got you!
I’m glad I have your number. We’ll stay in touch. Thank you for being one of the first to connect and encourage me in this journey!
Thanks for your time and for being wise about when to end. I wish we all could learn to end so well! Excellent examples you gave, thanks again.