June 14, 2017
For the past 3 ½ years Courtney and I have had the pleasure of serving Calvary Church. First as a youth and Young Adults pastor in 2014 and then as a Next Gen pastor, the role I am currently filling.
It was in 2014, about half way through my final year of Bible College, that I received a call from John Holt who was leading this church at the time asking if I would be willing to interview for an open position here leading teenagers. It was then that Calvary gave this young pastor a shot, and I am so glad that you did. I have learned so much about leadership, discipleship, what it means to shepherd people. I truly believe that my ministry foundation was built in this place, and for that, I am very grateful.
It is with both a heavy and hopeful heart that I am resigning from my position as Next Gen Pastor here at Calvary Church. Over the years here I have felt God begin to develop in me a passion for Preaching, writing and church leadership. These are gifting’s I feel very passionate about and know that they will need continued development. As theses passions continue to stir, I had felt God begin to lead me in a new direction. After receiving a phone call from a Pastor I had once interned under, he has recently invited me to join a Church in the Pittsburgh area as their Associate pastor, where I would be given the responsibility to oversee all adult ministry, church staff and content development. After taking this opportunity to Pastor Randy, various mentors, friends and wise counsel, I believe that this is the direction God has my family and I going.
We are very excited for the new assignment ahead of us! We are approaching this new church with the same mindset that I believe Calvary has helped instill in us; that God be glorified and disciples are made. I want to thank you all for your support, partnership and encouragement as we follow Jesus into the next chapter of our ministry journey! I believe that the best is yet to come for Calvary Church and we are so grateful for our time spent here.
Pastor Isaac Balban