Last week I announced at my church that as of the end of 2014 I would be resigning my position as director of youth ministries. I’ve never been sure why that’s plural. It’s actually a dual resignation; my spouse Britta is the director of our church’s children’s ministry. It may also be a plural ministry, but we’re not sure. We’ve been in process on this since last December and it’s been a long, long year of processing the realization that it was time for us to go.
I’ll probably write an article about it at some point, but this isn’t that.
I thought the moment we went public at the church I’d be shooting off a series of posts here about the process of leaving and letting go, but our journey simply hasn’t been that simple. It’s possible that when we’ve actually moved out of our offices that I’ll do some of that, but I realized after several false starts at writing in the past week that everything is a little raw at the moment and I don’t know that I can write without being selfish or inflammatory. Or both.
So I’m asking you, other quitters: what were your highs and lows about leaving your last youth ministry position, whether paid or volunteer? Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll talk it out.