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Re: A staff transition

Effective today, we are acknowledging the staff transition of Marshall McLuhan, who has resigned from the position of Worship Leader at GracePoint Church.  

Although this change will seem to be somewhat sudden, this transition is actually part of a longer journey for Marshall and the church leadership, as, over many months, both have mutually been actively seeking to find God’s clear will. 

This change is positive and mutual, and does not reflect any moral failure on his or anyone’s part.  

We intend this transition to reflect that our partnership has generally been a positive season of ministry for Marshall and our church family, and we have respect for him, his abilities, his family, and the years of compassionate service that he provided us. 

We pray God’s every blessing on him and his family during this time of transition, and we humbly ask you to join us in praying for God’s grace upon him as well as our ongoing church ministry as we all adjust to this change. 

A more personal statement will come at a later date. 
 
Pastor Perry Kallis

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 

Someone once said, “Change almost never politely knocks before it enters our lives... most of the time it kicks in the door and marches right in”.  As shocking as that sounds, change isn’t always a bad thing, even when it feel negative. Remember that the only way we came into the family of God is through a core, transformational change of spirit and soul through the power of Christ. 

Throughout the gospel accounts, it becomes clear that whatever Jesus touched, He changed. That reality applied to people, circumstances, physical substances (like bread or wine or fish) and even the changing of the minds and understandings of people.

We are living through a time of incredible cultural change, and some of these changes become more than mere events that we read about in the news. Some of these changes get downright personal as they “kick in” the door of our lives and settle in. 

This can be true for individuals, families and even church families as well. And it should be acknowledged that if we are not currently going through a time of massive change, we all eventually will! 

So although we face changes every day, God never changes, and His Word never changes. All that He has said about Himself remains true forever.

“Forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens”(Psalm 119:18). “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away” (Matthew 24:35).
 
 
Pastor Perry Kallis
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