Jeremy Norton, youth pastor at the Peninsula Grace Brethren Church in Soldotna, Alaska, has resigned to accept a position in Alberta. He shared his resignation letter with the congregation at Peninsula GBC last week. A portion of it is included here:
The past 3.5 years have been full of amazing experiences, where the Gospel has been spread and lives have been changed. However recently, through a unique set of circumstances, we have felt the Lord leading us back to Alberta. A diverse ministry opportunity, serving specifically within outreach and evangelism of all ages, has presented itself and we have chosen to accept it.
To those of you whom we have discussed our dream of planting a church in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory; please note that we have not given up on this calling. This opportunity is a 5-year commitment that will give us diverse experience, daily mentoring and further Biblical training. All of which, will assist in our ability to effectively facilitate and sustain a successful church-plant.
Please note that this has not been an easy decision. We have thoroughly sought the Spirit’s leading through prayer, as well as sought council from our parents and mentors. In regards to our Youth Ministry, we firmly believe that our Youth Workers, Interns and Student Leaders are more than capable to continue…Gospel-work. Over the next two months, we will make sure that they are well-equipped to carry-on reaching and serving…for Christ.
Pray for Jeremy and Nicole and their family as he takes a unique position with the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptists of Southern Alberta. He’ll be working for a few churches, directing a Bible Camp in the summer, and promoting and mobilizing small groups in the winter. They leave for Calgary in early June.