Capital City Grace Church is pleased to announce that Pastor Eric Miller has accepted the congregation’s call to the position of lead pastor. Miller, who has served as co-pastor along with founding pastor, Larry Totzke since the church’s inception in 2009, was unanimously chosen by the congregation to lead the church into its next phase. Said Totzke, “The time is now for us to be led by one man whose vision we want follow as we move beyond the foundation that has been laid. I am excited and ready for this to happen. Our church is ready, and Eric is ready.”
The process of passing the baton of leadership began in November 2013 as Totzke described the process that would be followed. He then shared in a special message on December 8th why the time was appropriate to transition to the leadership of one man. Totzke will serve part-time as associate pastor. Eric shared his vision for the church with the leadership team on January 25 and with the church body in a special message on February 16th, asking the congregation for their support.
In response to the unanimous vote, Eric said, “It is beyond encouraging! It tells me the church not only wants me to be their lead pastor, but also shows they’re ‘all in’ to seeing this new vision fulfilled! Above all, I believe God’s hand is in this church. He’s been working in and through people’s lives over these years. He’s been building His team here and now He’s leading us to take this step of faith into the future.”
THE NEW VISION: Church Will Relaunch Within the Year
What is God calling the church to step toward? The new vision is to relaunch within the year as a new church in the Grandview Heights area of Columbus, a neighborhood about one mile from downtown. “It’s wonderful we are reaching people from all over the city, and we want to embrace all people no matter where they live in the city. Grandview has new residents moving in, the spiritual soil is more fertile for a church plant to grow, and it will be easier to find parking. That’s the short list of the pros of moving just a mile up the road and relaunching.” Eric said.
Eric continued, “Our new mission statement sums up what we’re all about, which is: Pursuing Christ Together. We all need fellow believers loving us and challenging us to make strides in our pursuit of Christ. We can’t pursue Christ alone; we have to pursue Him together. We want to see unbelievers come to know Christ and chase after Him with all their lives. Those who attend our services can expect a time of worship in music, someone sharing a story of what God is doing in their life, and Eric sharing a relevant, Christ-centered message from God’s Word.”
As for now the church will remain at the Crowne Plaza Hotel downtown until they find a worship space in Grandview. Follow their progress on their Facebook page, Twitter, and on their website at www.capitalcitygrace.org.
This article first appeared on the Capital City Grace webpage.