By Melody Currier,
Director of Communications and Member Care
It is hard to believe I will be completing my time with CBOQ at the end of this year. As I reflect back on my 13 years serving with CBOQ, two thoughts keep coming to mind.
It feels like church leaders are coming to us with the same questions and concerns today as they did over a decade ago. Have we, or specifically I, not been effective or helpful? As I have wrestled with this question for the last while, wondering where we have gone wrong, I have come to realize that I am limiting the way God works with this line of thinking. God has called me to serve him by serving our churches. God has not called me to decide when a church has achieved a certain level of “church health.” Our 335 churches are complex, fragile and ever-changing communities of people seeking to be transformed by Jesus. My role is to simply, and as best as I can, provide guidance along the way. There will always be work to be done. That is the beauty and messiness of being the Church and following Jesus.
Which leads me to my second thought. What a joy and privilege it has been to journey with so many of you these past 13 years! Through many phone calls, emails and meetings, I have gotten to know many of you along the way. I have learned and grown so much from you and will miss seeing you at CBOQ Assembly.