Behold, I’m Doing A New Thing
What is up people! Welcome to the new site. This site marks the transition and the beginning of many things for my world, the church, our family.
For those of you who DON’T know, in January I resigned as the Young Adults pastor at Red Rocks Church. I attended Red Rocks the very first day it opened it’s doors in 2005. It was in that house that I met my husband, that I cut my teeth in ministry, that I saw God do MIRACLES. Our young adult ministry grew from 30 people to 1,200 people in 8 years, an incredible gathering of 20-somethings praising the living God and changing their spheres of influence.
In early 2017 I felt God calling me to build something new. While I still felt called to the next generation, I wanted to serve all generations – all ages, walks of life, nationalities, backgrounds. After much prayer, seeking counsel, fasting, Jon and I knew it was time to step up and out. To my friends at Red Rocks, and my pastors, I’m eternally grateful. I can never show enough gratitude for what I got to be a part of for the last 14 years. I love our church and congregation. I know now what it is to be “planted in the house of the LORD” and “flourish in the courts of our God.”
What a joy.
In Isaiah the prophet declares to the Israelites:
“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.” (Is 43:18-19)
I’ve heard this verse dozens of times, but I’ve never felt it more true than this season of my life. And not just for myself. But for the Church of God. God, in 2019 is quite literally doing a brand new thing in his people. In the last month, I’ve seen God heal people emotionally, heal them physically. I’ve seen dozens of fresh movements of God: church plants, church campuses, prayer gatherings calling out for revival, movements drawing people into mission work. It’s amazing. Breathtaking.
And we get to be a part of the new.
"Watch to see where God is working and join Him," writes Henry and Richard Blackaby. God is moving, and so we join him where he works.
For Jon and I this looks to be threefold:
One: International Ministry. I have long felt a call to THE Church (big C). Anytime I travel to a church, meet its congregation, befriend its pastors, I have the fullness of joy. The Holy Spirit moves so originally throughout his body. From San Francisco to Belgium, from Jacksonville to Dallas, from Bern to Denver, God is alive. He is working in cities, renewing hearts, calling home prodigals, raising up leaders. I feel called to champion the Church. From preaching to congregations to equipping leaders, I believe this is a part of the next leg of my journey.
Two: Local Ministry. Additionally, Jon and I have felt a call to serve a body. I know, crazy right? Like, only God. We felt a real call last year, that has been affirmed on the daily since stepping out. It’s terrifying and exhilarating. God so loves his church. What a joy to feel called by him to serve his people. We have clearer vision daily for this. We will be announcing this year the city and the accompanying vision.
Three: Family. For those of you who know Jon and I, you know that family will always be our chief ministry. “Your largest contribution to the kingdom may not be something you build,” Andy Stanley says, “but someone you raise.” We couldn’t agree more. To our girls – you are warriors. We are doing our best to raise you to love God and fight for people.
God is moving, beloved. What will happen in the next season I believe is nothing short of revolutionary for the Church of Jesus. We get to be a part. To join Jon and I, please subscribe here to stay connected, or consider donating to our ministry.