I'm a day late on this, but it was 2 years ago on March 1 that I started my pastorate at The Table. The family and I snuck in to each service and watched a vibrant, thriving community of Christians worship, serve, and learn together. I very much had this feeling of, "Oh God, I hope I don't mess it all up."
Well, no worries! COVID did that for me!
Except, no, actually, it didn't. As I've told this congregation many, many times, there's no church I would have rather been with than The Table during the past two years. They showed up in incredible ways over my time here. They showed me what a Jesus-centered church can look like in the face of a pandemic, an insurrection, a cry for racial justice, and so much more.
If I had been asked to compose my own version of the past two years, I can promise you it would have looked much, much different. And yet the crucible and challenges of leading during so much uncertainty and pain has left both The Table Church and me stronger, more reliant on Christ, and so freaking eager to keep doing what God has placed us in DC to do. Only more of it.
Here's to many more years in DC and at The Table Church, trusting and believing that the best is yet to come. 🍻