Why are you leaving Resurrection Online?
Over the past three years a stable worship platform has been created and the significant theological reflection have been completed. I have been able to play a significant role in shaping the framework and future direction for Resurrection Online. One of my gifts is to help clarify a direction and next steps for ministry. I feel that I have been able to see this accomplished for Resurrection Online and look forward to see where the ministry will go from here.
Who will lead Resurrection Online?
Travis Morgan will be moving from a staff position at Resurrection West to lead the Partner Church project and Resurrection Online. The Partner Church project is preparing to move from a planning to pilot phase and Travis will be able to provide leadership and guidance during this critical transition. Travis is a gifted leader who will be able to provide strategic direction and move the vision for Resurrection Online forward. Travis’ gifts and skills will help Resurrection Online to take the next step.
What is the future direction of Resurrection Online?
The focus will be on connecting people in person instead of building community and discipleship opportunities specifically for those that worship online. The next steps for Resurrection Online are to:
- Continue an excellent online worship experience
- Increase the number of people that are worshiping online
- Increase the people who connect in person as a result of connection with Resurrection Online.
What will happen to online congregants who have connected with you?
As with any pastoral transition, I will seek to transition the connection of those that worship online to Travis Morgan as the next leader of Resurrection Online and when possible to a local church.
Why are you going to Resurrection West?
Resurrection West has experienced steadily increasing worship attendance and participation and this growth is anticipated to accelerate with the move in to a new building in the fall. These circumstances have created the need for an additional pastor to serve the congregation.
What are you looking forward to at Resurrection West?
I am excited to be involved in pastoral leadership in ways that have not been possible at Resurrection Online, including leading worship, teaching, offering in person care and guidance. This role will provide an excellent opportunity for me to stretch and grow in ways that will be valuable in my continued pastoral and spiritual formation. Most of all, I want to serve where I am most needed and there is a clear need for an additional pastor at Resurrection West.
I am going to serve as an associate pastor at Resurrection West beginning August 15. I have enjoyed being part of Resurrection Online for the past few years. I am excited to be involved in pastoral leadership at Resurrection West, including leading worship, teaching, offering in person care and guidance. This role will provide an excellent opportunity for me to stretch and grow in ways that will be valuable in my continued pastoral and spiritual formation.
Travis Morgan will be moving from a staff position at Resurrection West to lead the Partner Church project and Resurrection Online. Travis is a gifted leader who will be able to provide strategic direction and move the vision for Resurrection Online forward. There will be some immediate changes and the transition will be completed in the months ahead. Will you please let me know if you have any questions or would like to share your thoughts, feelings or opinions about this transition?
This post originated from an Advanced Leadership Development course that was a part of the Wesley Academy at Resurrection taught by Dr. Lovett Weems and Cathy Abbott.
Leaders do not need to have the right answers, but they must have the right questions.
- Who can assign you work?
- What is it that these people have a right to expect of me?
- What is it that if I do not do it, no one else can or in all likelihood will?