One of the changes I’ve made is transitioning Doug Thorson to a Senior Director, Partner Engagement role on our Advancement Team, and I’ve asked him in the interim to lead our Marketing & Communications Team. Doug is the ultimate team player and has worked with great humility in transitioning into this new position. He has been essential in the onboarding of our new Vice President of Advancement, Clay Cook.
It can get a bit overwhelming. Louis says, “When we get discouraged, we sense God asking, ‘Will you trust me? I’ve promised to build my church. You’re doing your part. Will you trust me to do the rest?’ And then I remind myself that this is not me building the church. It’s God. Church planting is really hard, but we have 100% confidence that we are doing the right thing.”