CGMF Leadership Changes and Adjustments.
November 20th, 2018
Our Shepherd Leaders and I, want to apologize for how long it has taken for us to place new leaders in various positions of the ministry. We knew in July we would have various folks stepping down and it has been a long process of change.
Our Shepherd Neighborhood groups in Grand Island and Kearney have started their own works, but will indeed fellowship with us in our Gathering services I have been told. I appreciate those who have served, and we love the many believers who have come to Christ in those groups. God has a new challenge for them in the days to come.
CGMF is a bit more scattered as our North Platte Neighborhood Groups now have to go to Lincoln as its closest source of fellowship. However, that is our oldest series of Neighborhood Groups, so I have all the confidence in the world in its progress and growth. Barry and Stephanie will be our new new leaders for that area, and Shaun continues to work as our Secretary for CGMF. He formerly will step down in March from that position, but has temporarily agreed to stay on for awhile.
The Rodriguez family from Omaha will be our new Ministers of Music. They will organize our music for our monthly Gathering services, or special services. I believe they will do a fabulous job.
After two or three temporary fill ins. We have finally agreed upon Steve and Cecilia Craft as our new Administrative Coordinators for CGMF statewide. They will work closely with me and the Shepherd Leaders in the months to come. They will be visiting Lincoln and North Platte's groups in the next month or two. Giving you all the support and encouragement they can. The Crafts are graduates of Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque, Iowa. They have spent four years as assistant pastors at Jimmy Harris's church in the Kansas City area, and have pastored there for the most part after Jimmy's death. Jimmy blest our church many times and we miss him greatly. They are making transition like us, and the Craft's have come here to Omaha to assist us in the ministry. Both now have taken secular jobs in the Omaha area. They will be a great blessing, and I know our young people will enjoy their ministry a lot.
Other areas we are working on. Keep the ministry in your thoughts and prayers.
In His Grace,
Founding Pastor Patrick Vossen
Reverend Patrick Vossen,