So one night (in October of 2009, maybe?) Jessica and I were on our way to Sioux City and I asked her this question: "What would you say if I said I was thinking about going to seminary?" She said, "I'd say it wouldn't surprise me." And thus began the journey we now find ourselves on.
This summer, Lord willling, Jessica and I and the kids will pack all our earthly belongings into a U-Haul truck and make the 700+ mile drive from Sioux Center to Grand Rapids, where I will enroll in Calvin Seminary to begin a three-year M.Div program. The goal is to become ordained for full-time pastoral ministry in the CRC.
In some ways this is a long-time in coming and yet it seems as though now is the perfect time. Those who know me know that I was a pre-seminary student in college so this doesn't seem like much of a stretch, but it is....for me and for my family.
This is an adventure for all of us. We are taking our leap of faith, trusting that the Lord will provide. We are going with the understanding that this is all God's doing and not ours. So, from time to time, I update you on the progress and the process. We're leaving many good friends behind so I'm hoping this will be a good way to keep in touch with everyone....facebook, just longer!
There's lots that's happened the last few weeks...so stay tuned and I'll do my best to keep you in the loop. In the meantime, your prayers are coveted. Our kids have lots of questions and concerns and we've assured them that Mom and Dad do too!