The last two weeks have been tough… and great… and hard… and tearful… and confusing… and assuring… and loving… and honest… and stinky… and raw… and pure. I never wanted to say the words I had to say to our church this morning. I love serving our church, but have found myself in a situation that prevents me from staying on staff as a pastor. Attached is my resignation letter. I’m still trying to get my head and emotions around the developments of the last two weeks… make that the last six months. We will greatly miss those who have become so dear to us… and we will miss seeing the dreams and ambitions we had for this church come about. But we are simply wanting to follow God. And that’s our desire for our church as well. Through it all, I have tried to do nothing other than follow God’s lead. For that I rejoice and stand in confidence. Though Kathy and I don’t know what’s to come in the months ahead, we look forward to pursuing Jesus. It’s quite a ride we’re on.
Author: Ken Castor
KEN CASTOR - As a veteran youth pastor, Ken Castor is excellent with a nerf gun and is addicted to caffeine. He is the Professor of Youth Ministry at Crown College in Minnesota, where he started the NEXT Ministry Conferences. Ken speaks across the U.S. and Canada, and has a doctorate focused on passing faith and leadership through the generations. He is the Blue Letters Editor of the award-winning Jesus-Centered Bible and has authored several books like Grow Down and Make a Difference. He lives near Minneapolis with his amazing wife and hilarious kids.