As my husband put it this morning working on staff was like going from the minor leagues to the major leagues. Everything is a season and our season of major leagues is finished. Our ministry is changing in that we are switching from the church side of Orange to the family side of Orange.
While we will be volunteering in a new way this is not the reason for our stepping down, merely a way to stay involved in our local church. We gave the deacons a detailed letter explaining our reasons and gave them permission to share the letter with anyone who asks. After you have read it we will be happy to talk with you about it.
Lastly I would like to clear up a bit of confusion that many have come to me with. We absolutely did not resign from our staff position to begin a new ministry. While we have been given a house in which we can do what we love by allowing people into our home we never thought we would also be stepping down as the Youth Director.
The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage. But everyone who is hasty comes to ruin.
~ Proverbs 21:12