By Greg Yee, Superintendent, PacNWC
I strongly encourage you to make it a point to send your full compliment of delegates to the 2018 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis (June 21-23). It is a significant year of transition for the ECC as this meeting will elect a new president of the denomination and North Park, and potentially installing a new executive minister for Develop Leaders and superintendents for Canada and the Southeast. All of these transitions have reminded me of something that has come up several times recently – LEGACY. We are certainly blessed by the legacy of these leaders that are moving on. Last weekend, we celebrated Tom and Donna Moline and their 80 combined-years in camping ministries. Last week at our pilot of a continuing ed opportunity for veteran pastors, “Vocational Excellence 2.0,” we asked ourselves, how do we finish well as pastors – what do we pass on? Susan Bosak from the Legacy Project writes, “At the beginning, we are what we are given. By mid-life, as we make our way in the world, we come to understand that we can be what we have been given and what we can create. Toward the end of life, we must understand that we must give to others, so that when we leave this world we are what we have been given, have created, and have passed on.” Psalm 78:4 brings it home well, We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done. With all of this reflection on legacy, it seems like a good time to ask – are we passing down a completely sold-out life for Christ? By God’s grace, may it be – sola dea gloria.