This may seem abrupt, but it isn't. Not to us anyway.
Some will have read the last 5 months of posts and status updates and listened to comments and will not be surprised at what follows. Some will be like the guy I followed out of the cinema after the 'Six Sense' who was telling his girlfriend that he had totally got the twist from the beginning...of course you did.
Hol and I recently spent an evening recounting what we've been through in the last few years and, quite frankly, I was shocked! Yet we're still here, and God wants to make sense of it all. He's great like that.
It's a truth that, when you give your life to God and ask Him to lead you, He has the uncanny ability of taking you up on the offer.
So, one Sunday morning in September, God stirred both of us. That moment has, eventually, led us to the decision to leave Oak Grove Chapel, after nine years, and head over to Gateway Vineyard. It's time to switch.
This is about who we are in Christ; as individuals, as a married couple, as parents and as a family. I really don't know where we're going and what the rest of the year will be like, but I'm looking forward to it!
We've learnt a lot about community and community engagement at OG and it feels good to be leaving OG for good reasons, even if it does mean leaving some very good people. I like to think that God has that covered.
This Sunday, 21st February 2010 is our last 'official' Sunday at OG and I'll be playing. So, if you want to see me drum for that last time at OG then....don't come. Find a better reason to go to church!