Monday, August 5, 2013

Introducing Chris Conner

Sometimes God shows up and sometimes God shows off.

Earlier this summer I shared with you the news that our High School Pastor, Cham McCutchen, has accepted a call to return to the Pacific Northwest and serve a church outside of Seattle.  We are grateful for the impact that Cham has made in the lives of our students.  He and his wife Courtney will be missed but we know that God has a plan for them and for Mountaintop.

As soon as Cham let us know that he would be leaving us this month we began to put in motion the process for finding new leadership for our High School Ministries.  We are committed to building an exceptional Student Ministries that will impact and influence middle and high schoolers in our community.  Finding the right leader for high school is critical to our future.  Knowing that searches can takes months (or longer), our pastors, staff and elders began praying for God to quickly bring us the right person – trusting that God would do just that in His timing.

Today I am excited to share with you that God’s timing is NOW (that’s God showing off) and in a few weeks we will welcome to Mountaintop a new High School Pastor:

Chris Conner

For the past 8 years Chris has served in the Student Ministries of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.  His responsibilities there included speaking, programming, event planning and recruitment of volunteers to work with more than 350 students each week.  Chris has a BS in Psychology from North Georgia State and a Master in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  Chris and his wife Aubrey have a 2 year-old son Sutton.

Here’s how Chris describes his passion for ministry:

God has given me a passion for leading students to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. It is my desire to use the skills and passions God has given me at a church where the student ministry is focused on reaching every student possible with the Gospel.   My passion in ministry has always been relationship driven. From discipling students to communicating the gospel in any setting, my heart is to see students’ lives move towards God. Along with that, I also have a passion for equipping adults and volunteers who wish to serve in ministry.

On August 18 (Promotion Sunday) Chris will speak to our High School students as we kick-off a new year and you will all have a chance to welcome him, Aubrey and Sutton to Mountaintop.

In the meantime pray for their transition from Atlanta to Birmingham, pray for God’s blessings on our Student Ministries and give thanks for God’s answer to our prayers for leadership.  And watch for more exciting news about our commitment to building the very best Student Ministry.

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