I've been off work for the last 49 days and now it's back to work:) Though today is my first official day, I've been unpacking boxes and getting my office situated for the last two weeks. I've asked Jennifer to decorate my work environment and can't wait to see the finished product. Interior design is a passion of hers and she is very good at it.
It feels somewhat weird as I start a new ministry. So many things I know nothing about, names to learn, leadership structures to figure out. It's rough and frankly, I'm not sure where to start. It takes me back to my first day at Antioch, eight years ago. I was the only one on staff, I had never had a ministry, and I remember sitting at my desk thinking, "Now what do I do?"
Today, it's much different. In many respects, I know the things that need to be done but the question lies, "Where do I begin?" I've been looking forward to spending time with with Barry (my worship leader). I took him out for lunch today and we had a great visit. I totally respect what he does and know I inherited something special in him (praise God!). I think we're going to become great friends.
As far as Sunday's message, I haven't nailed anything down but I'm confident God will let me know soon what He wants me to say. He knows far more about GCC than I do:)
I'm so stinkin' excited about this new start. I feel like GCC is on the verge of doing something big and I'm just glad to be a part of it.