Greetings from Jeff and Beth! I was with an old friend last week and as we spent time catching up , I realized it might be a good idea to catch you up as well..
First a bit of context.
A little over three years ago, our season of serving Grace Church of Richmond as its pastor came to an end. Immediately following, I took a position at Ironbridge Baptist Church, where I served as the Director of Group Life. I was asked to do for Ironbridge what I’m discovering I do without thinking. I create space for people to connect with one another and with God. And for the past three years I have thrown myself into equipping small group leaders, leading small groups, preaching about the importance of community, celebrating small group successes, etc. And I have loved it!
But now, we once again are being called to a new assignment in a bit different context. I have accepted an invitation to join the staff at Celebration Church and Outreach Ministries as the Director of the Men’s Residential Recovery Home. Beth will continue her job working at The Choice Group.
I will be pastoring and mentoring the men living in community toward a growing relationship with Jesus as well as providing general oversight of the men’s house (The Ranch). I also will be working alongside the men in their day jobs at the thrift stores, etc. engaging in intentional conversations, enforcing the boundaries of their recovery, leading Bible studies, etc.
Everything gets officially started August 1, 2018! And the first thing on our to-do list is to update the house Beth and I will be moving into. Throughout the month of August I will be working to get the interior of the house painted, the kitchen updated, the bathrooms remodeled, and the floors refinished! We will officially move into the house September 1, 2018.
I would encourage and love for you to join Beth and I in whatever way you would like. Perhaps you would like to pray for Beth and I intentionally and regularly. We need prayer partners. Maybe you have the time and the skill to help us with the house remodeling project happening this month and into the fall. We need volunteers. Maybe you would like to bring a team to serve alongside the guys at the Ranch for a week. We need ones who love God and love serving others. Or maybe you would like to support what we are doing at The Ranch financially. We need your financial help.
I honestly cannot think of a better investment of your time and resources than to help men and women live free and full lives. I’d love to talk with you about how we can partner together.
Over and out.
Jeff Martin | Director of Men’s Residential Recovery Home
804.339.2504 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebration Church & Outreach Ministries
5501 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23225 | www.ccomrva.org