It is with much sadness but extreme peace that I share with you that God is calling the Clark family to transition away from Christ’s Church of the Valley. It has been an adventurous season of life as we wrap up 3 1/2 years of ministry at Christ’s Church of the Valley in Phoenix, Arizona.
CCV has been an amazing experience for our family as we have watched God work in supernatural ways.
Thank you for accepting and loving our family.
We are thankful for the time God has let us share together.
We have been inspired, stretched and made better by so many of you!
It has been a true honor to be part of the executive team, leading, preaching and serving God’s Church.
This June we will be moving to Huntington Beach, California.
Ruby will be attending Hope International University. She will place herself in an environment where God can grow her heart for people and challenge her comfort zones.
Cole will be attending Huntington Beach High School. There he will be able to attend an amazing public high school and also an arts school where he can learn music, theater and journalism.
Rene will be taking care of all of us. She will also be launching a new blog and taking her “Bible Boot Camp” to the beach!
I will continue to serve God’s Church and people in a curious way. I have always been a bit of a divergent personality … even before the movie. (You can read more about that in this blog post from a few months ago.)
In this next season of life, instead of putting all my eggs in one basket, I plan to put eggs into three different baskets. These areas of service are all very important to me, and they all leverage my one and only life to grow God’s Kingdom and Church!
Here are the three baskets that I will be putting my eggs into over the coming months …
The Preaching Basket.
I will no longer be preaching at CCV, but I will continue to consult and preach on a regular basis at many amazing churches. You can see a list of those churches on the Speaking tab of this blog site.
In addition, in this new season of life, my wife Rene and I really desire to do more ministry together.
We will be seeking opportunities where we can speak, write and serve God and His Church as a team!
The Leadership Basket.
I will be leveraging my previous 25 years of church experience to serve the Church in the future. I will be doing this primarily through the Slingshot Group. I am leading the senior division in coaching and staffing with teaching pastors and lead pastors.
This gives me the opportunity to be a “strategic confidant” to pastors and coach Next Level Leaders and place them with Next Level Churches.
If you are not familiar with Slingshot Group, you can learn more about this amazing organization here.
The Art Basket.
I launched Eat Art roughly 5 years ago, and it is never far from my heart. Eat Art is a non profit organization that is committed to Artfully Ending Hunger. Over the past 5 years we have been able to send hope and over 300,000 meals to hungry kids through the sale of photography.
I believe with everything in me that we can send 1,000,000 meals a year to hungry kids!
In Huntington Beach there is an art fair on Friday nights on the pier. We will be seeking to secure an opportunity in that environment where people can purchase art and partner with Eat Art.
You get the art and the kids get to eat!
Friends at CCV … we love you!
May you continue to live a curious life for Jesus.
A life that stands out and points people to HIM.