A transition, at least in a sermon, is the leaving of one thing for something else. That part of the sermon is through, and so you move on. Of course there is more to say, but for this moment, it’s time to move on.
The objective of a transition is not to make the move clunky. Some guys are great at it; others, smooth as bark. The key is to recognize the move you are leaving, and then switch to the new part.
The last three years at The College at Southwestern have been amazing. God has blessed us with growth, new initiatives, new faculty, and plenty left to be done. My successor, Mike Wilkinson will, I am sure, see the college into its strongest and most formative years. It will be exciting.
This, in a very real sense, is a small transition. It’s a walk across campus. However, I feel as if I am stepping into something that God has been prepping me to steward. So, if you’re reading this, I would covet your prayers.
Pray for a humble and contrite spirit, a heart of service, and eyes that can have clear vision.
No other place I want to serve than Southwestern.