A Special Message from Dave
January 23, 2012
It is with sorrow, sadness and yet great hope that I am resigning from my position as Senior Pastor of RiverLakes Community Church. I know this past Sunday was difficult and a shock for many of you, but I want to assure you this decision was made with much prayer, counsel and thought, along with the Board of Elders and helpful others. Although Karen and I will not be present on Sundays in the near future, it doesn't mean that we are pulling away from the body of Christ. We will continue to meet in our small groups and maintain supportive relationships. The church is the place of growth and healing, not a place to leave for growth and healing.
I encourage all of you to attend one of the services this Sunday, January 29. Steve Downs, our Executive Pastor, will cover more details and let you know where we are going from here. In addition, many of our board and staff will be available to answer personal questions. If you were not able to attend last week's service, I would recommend that you watch or listen to the message on the church website. As people ask you questions, it might be helpful to point them to the website as well.
Thank you for your love and support. Pray for us as we follow the Lord on this journey and pray for the church and its leaders. Do not lose heart. Good comes for those who put their trust in Him.