Finished.

If you're one of the two or three people who reads this blog on a regular basis (thanks Mom and Dad), and you've wondered where I have been (sorry for not calling), you'll be happy to know that it's finished.

"What is finished," you ask? Seminary? The job search? The search for a place to live? My leftover muchaco and bean burrito from dinner?

Yes, yes, yes, and... yes.

It's been a pretty eventful couple of weeks in the Freeland household. Two weeks ago I preached my final sermon and turned in the last paper of my seminary career. I floated across campus, and straight on to a golf course where I played 18 of the most blissful holes of golf I've ever experienced. I didn't play particularly well, but I did not once feel guilty for playing golf instead of studying.

Additionally, a few weeks ago Kari and I accepted the position of Pastor of Young Adults at McKinney Memorial Bible Church in Fort Worth, TX. Those of you who know me know that this type of position wasn't really even on my radar a couple of months ago, but after a few conversations with the executive pastor there it became clear that this was the perfect opportunity for us. We'll get to serve in an area we know a little about, and I'll be able to be mentored by an established senior pastor who is at a phase of ministry where he's passionate about developing other future senior pastors.

This Monday, we signed a contract on a house and close in two weeks. That's a pretty crazy time frame for packing and moving, so we're going to be blowing and going for a while. My poor wife is going to start sporting a hairline that resembles mine. But we couldn't be more excited.

I'll be back - I can't wait to start thinking through a new phase of ministry with you, and telling you about some of the cool things going on in Fort Worth.

Thanks to those of you who have been praying for us over the past few months. It looks like we made it...

5 comments:

PokesnBucs said...

Hey ... Little Bro' reads it daily too.

chloeadele said...

wow! I'm so excited for you guys. But I'll miss seeing you in Big P. :) Stay in touch!

Stephen said...

Conrats, congrats, and congrats!

Stephen said...

By the way this is steve briix.

Brandon Buie said...

Regarding Graduation:

1. I'm glad you finally realized that this campus isn't big enough for the two of us.

2. Hurry up and get your first pay check so you can buy me lunch.

3. Yes, you can borrow my truck if you need help moving.

Congrats!
- BB