Sabbatical Bound

Hard to believe I’ve been on staff here at ACC for over 6 years now. I’m so thankful for our church! I couldn’t ask for a better place to grow and serve as a youth pastor! I truly love my job and my church family. Lord willing, I hope to be here for many years to come.

April 16, I will begin a 5 week sabbatical. It’s a HUGE blessing and I’m so thankful for this gift our elders have given me. The purpose is for me to rest and recharge my batteries – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. As such, I will be completely unplugged from ACC – no Facebook, Twitter, or email, and my family and I will not be around Sunday mornings. It’ll be difficult and we’ll miss you all dearly, but it’s a necessary step in the recharging process. During my time away I plan to do some traveling, spend time with my family, do lots of reading, and get lots of long workouts in (training for a triathlon this summer). I’ve made arrangements for the youth ministry to continue as usual during my absence.

A few prayer requests:

  • The youth ministry volunteer team as they take on extra responsibilities in my absence.
  • Safe travel. We’ll be traveling to TN to visit my grandparents, Champaign, IL to visit my brother and his wife, and to CO to visit with some old friends.
  • Spiritual and professional development. I have a long list of books I plan to read during this time. I will also be visiting some friends in youth ministry to pick their brain and observe their ministries.
  • Quality family time. Looking forward to being home to tuck my kids in most nights and for uninterrupted time together.
Grace,
Chris