I won’t go as far as calling this a resolution, mostly because I think this is deeper than that. As a pastor I am always looking for true life change in myself as well as the people that I am privileged to lead. So as I look forward to this new year, there are quite a few things that lay in front of me, needing my attention and focus. I won’t bore you with all of those things, but I will give you sort of a general focus.

This year at our church we are committing to renewal. It means for me that I’m focusing on renewal. Not just in my role at the church, but in my own life. For the past couple years I’ve basically felt stagnant, and I don’t like that feeling. There are so many things that I’ve wanted to do and needed to do that I have just let sit. I’ve gotten lazy, and that can’t stay. I need heart renewal. I need mind renewal. I need body renewal. So my goal for 2015 is to focus on all three of those things in real, tangible ways. For instance, I’m going back to school in 2015. Not because I’m a glutton for punishment. But I am so much better all around when I’m focused on something. So (if I get accepted) I will be going for my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy in the fall. Renewing my mind. This is just one of the examples of something I’m doing to put myself in a state of renewal for the next year. I’d love to help pray you through and encourage your through any renewal journey you may want to take this upcoming year. If you’d like to talk about it, I’m here for that too.

Obviously, there’s going to be some looking at renewal from a worship standpoint, after all, this is worship180. That’s coming soon. I’m excited to see what God can do in and through me this year. I’m gonna try to get out of the way a bit more.

God bless you all and Happy New Year!

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