Today was my last day as Associate Pastor for Emerging Ministries at First Baptist. I packed up my last box of books and odds and ends, took a look back for a second into the empty office than once held my books and memories from the last four years, and then walked to my car and into a brand new adventure of starting a church. It was strange looking at the empty bookshelves (ok,I did leave some books behind free for the picking) and file cabinets. There was the window I cherished, always leading my eyes out into the courtyard beyond it, providing glimpses of Cardinals and Robins, a fat squirrel with a droopy tail and a church rat who occasionally made his way around the courtyard. And there was the lamp on my desk that Maggie Lee knocked off more than once while slinging on her backpack after doing her homework in my office. My wire inbox and outbox were vacant and already waiting for someone else's new assignments. And as I walked out, I was already thinking of my new assignments, a thousand thoughts and dreams and visions dancing in my head for a new expression of the kingdom of God in Shreveport.
I'll be posting about it more in days to come. We do already have a really basic website up that will develop with more details very soon.