Greetings, Journey Community Church family! My name is Myron Crockett, and I’m the new guy. New pastor. New resident of Tacoma. Soon-to-be-new parent (kinda: I’ll be a new dad to our fourth child in January). My family and I are deeply humbled to be called to Journey by the Lord. Also, we are excited about what the Lord has in store for Journey and our family as we live out Jesus’ Gospel and His Great Commission together.
Now that we are an eentsy bit acquainted with one another, I’ll let you in on a little secret about God’s call: When God calls a person to a certain task, there are often more questions than answers. In other words, God’s call doesn’t come with a detailed map leading from point A to point Z. Here are a few biblical examples to back this up: When God called Moses to liberate the Hebrews from Egyptian bondage, Moses asked, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” (Ex. 3:11) When God called Gideon to be a leader of Israel, Gideon asked, “Pardon me, my lord…but if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us?” (Judges 6:13) When the risen Christ confronted Saul (who would later become “Paul”) as he was on his way to persecute Christians, Saul asked, “Who are you, Lord?” (Acts 9:5) These are heavy questions about confidence, God’s faithfulness, and the Lord’s identity–definitely things that one would want to iron out when seeking to accomplish God’s will!
So here we are. The Crocketts and Journey are called to be in partnership with one another for the sake of the Gospel. Like the people of God in Scripture, you and I have gobs of questions about one another and what the Lord is doing by bringing us together. Here are few ways we can gain clarity:
- Let’s connect. I’ll be looking to meet with everyone (yes, this will take time) so that we can hang out and get to know each other.
- Let’s pray. Please join me in prayer for God’s wisdom and leading about how we can stay in tune with the Lord and one another. Also, please pray for me in my roles as a husband, dad, pastor, and neighbor. I will lift you up before the Lord as well.
- Let’s ask questions. Being that I’m pretty inquisitive, you’ll find that I ask many questions. Please don’t be afraid to speak your mind. And please feel free to ask me questions as well.
I look forward to meeting all of you. I also look forward to serving alongside you for the sake of Christ. May you and yours prosper in the Lord’s grace!