From Wall Street to Lake Street

Thank you everyone for your emails, text messages, Facebook notes and stopping to wish Tiffani and I well following the announcement in Sunday’s services of our decision to have me join the staff at Mission Church.  It is truly an honor to count each and every one of you as friends and Tiff and I look forward to spending many more years redefining what church is and what it could be right along side you. We also feel incredibly blessed to be given this opportunity, inspired by God and through you, Mission Church.  Without your passion for the vision of Mission Church leading the way for a revival in The Ten, and for caring for these communities and people in unprecedented ways, none of this would have been possible.  We are humbled to play a small part in this enormous dream.

I could list for you dozens of reasons how and why we came to the decision to take this enormous step of faith, but these are the three most distinct:

1)    Tiffani and I believe without a shred of doubt that God is on the move in The Ten, and that we, Mission Church, have been sent to have a transcendent impact on these communities.

2)    Nothing about our presence among the Mission family is coincidental.  As I’ve stated in the past, my best response to people’s question of how we found Mission is as follows: “I didn’t find Mission.  Mission found me.”

3)    Through a pathway that only makes sense from the rearview mirror, we know that my career in finance has provided me with the tools and experience that will be used by God to help lead Mission on its intended path.

While taking this step of faith has been incredibly scary, we have peace knowing that we are following the roadway that God has placed in front of us.

I’d love to share more when we have some time to say hello, and I look forward to that opportunity.  In the meantime, if you are willing, please: a) pray for continued peace for Tiff, the girls and I, b) pray for God’s wisdom to rain down on me in my new position as the Director of Operations at Mission, and c) as Tiff and I have done, challenge yourself on what ditch you might dig so that OUR church can become GREATER.

Lastly, please recall from a previous Mission Wire post I put together, “the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do.”

We are not even remotely close to being done.


John Frank