March 11, 2009

Big Change

Filed under: Parkway,Personal,Youth Ministry — Neil @ 8:12 pm

Tonight, I announced that I’ll be resigning from Parkway.  The formal resignation will take place on Sunday morning.  I’ll be joining the youth ministry staff at FBC Jackson.  I’ll be at Parkway through the end of March.

The past few months have been really tough on us as we’ve sought God’s will.  It feels really good to have come to a decision & that we can actually talk about it.  The past few weeks we’ve found ourselves avoiding some close friends because it’s been so tough on us.

We are sad about leaving Parkway.  Our teens have grown so much the past 3 years.  It’s been amazing following Jesus w/ them.  They are a GREAT group of teens & I can’t wait to see how the continue to grow in their faith.

I’ll be blogging more about the process over the next few days.  Right now I hope to go to be able to sleep for the 1st time in weeks.



  1. Neil, I’m sorry to hear that you are leaving Parkway. At the same time I know God is leading you and Amanda in the direction he wants your lives to take and that calls for rejoicing. I hope all is going well for you guys back home. Take care and God bless!

    Comment by Katrina Jones — March 11, 2009 @ 8:24 pm

  2. Thanks Katrina. Your mom had everyone in the office praying for you yesterday.

    Comment by Neil — March 11, 2009 @ 9:13 pm

  3. I know what it feels like to have to leave a group of ‘youngens’ you’ve been working with, esp after seeing the growth that has taken place within them under your leadership.
    It tugs at your heart but you know also that God is tugging at your heart to do more for Him (not that you were NOT doing alot already).
    I am reminded that Paul felt it much also whenever he had to leave a group he had plugged into…Godspeed my brother

    Comment by Jeff Stafford — March 12, 2009 @ 7:41 am

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