This past weekend the announcement was made that my family and I will be leaving the Crossroads staff. I’ve accepted an offer to join Connections Church in Raleigh, NC.

Connections is a 3 year old church of about 100 people that is pursuing its own unique identity in the Kingdom of God. Connections is a multi-ethnic (USAmerican, Bahamian & Hatian) , multi-generational (birth-60’s) community that has a strong desire to honor God by loving and serving its neighbors in the Raleigh metro area. I will serve as the lead pastor, with a focus on leadership, vision casting and teaching. My last official weekend as a part of the Crossroads’ staff will be October 6th & 7th.

Although the opportunity has come quickly, we have a lot of peace about it and believe that God has opened this door for us.

Of course, moving is a bit bittersweet. Heading to Raleigh means that we have to leave Crossroads and all of you that we have come to love so much here. Even though I’m finishing up here in early October, we won’t move until we sell our home. I’ll end up commuting back and forth to Raleigh, while Jen and the kids stay here. All that to say that our opportunities to connect don’t expire in 3 or 4 weeks.

As for a longer term plan, I’ll find reasons to be back in Lexington. (Hello- Men’s Weekend!) I intend to keep this as my personal blog, so you can all find and communicate with me here. Feel free to subscribe if you are interested. I’m also hooked on FACEBOOK and would gladly make you my friend if you agree not to stalk me. Also, feel free to update my email address to: fredsturner@gmail.com so you can reach me long term.

Thanks for taking the time to stop in and for allowing Jen and me into your lives. We’re better for it. Hope you can say the same…

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