I’m In Transition

If you are a frequent reader of this blog, I apologize for the lack of posts in the last couple of weeks. I (Phil) am in transition at the moment. I finished up in my ministry as high school pastor and am now transitioning to a new church as a family life pastor.

Youth Ministry Transition

 

I am Sad! While I am excited for my new role, I am also sad to leave the countless families in a church I have come to love and care for. For the last four years I have poured myself into students, parents, and volunteers. In ministry you can’t pour yourself into people without feeling a sense of loss and pain when you leave. That is how I am feeling today… However, it’s also a good sign to me that it’s been a good ministry for myself and my family. We have seen some incredible things happen here and have made great lifelong friends!

I am Excited! What excites me about my new position is that I get to pour myself into children’s, student, and college staff and volunteers, while also partnering with the family to help them succeed. I am excited to develop healthy leaders, see marriages strengthen, parents become confident, and empower kids to own their faith. My new church is passionate about reaching the whole family while providing great environments for kids, students, and college age people. I can’t wait to get started!

In the coming weeks I will be blogging a little about transition and some of my thoughts about finishing well and starting right. In the meantime, I greatly appreciate your support, prayers, and patience (with the lack of posts).

In Him,

Phil <><

 

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About Phil Bell

Phil Bell is a youth pastor, writer, and blogger. He is originally from England and now lives in Michigan where he has been ministering to students and their families since 2000. Phil is passionate about helping students own their faith for the long haul and is deeply committed to leadership development of youth workers in the local church. He loves spending quality time with his family, playing soccer, and drinking a good cup of English tea!
  • http://www.smarterym.com/ Aaron Helman

    Phil! Best of luck to you. I remember this was something you mentioned down in Indy, and I will be praying for you! Where is the new church?