On Sunday, I announced that I am leaving Oak Flats Anglican to become the full-time Rector of Jamberoo Anglican.
In 2015, our two churches formed a partnership to share our resources to help grow the gospel in the Illawarra.
Three years ago we planted an all-new, Saturday night service at Jamberoo, and through this ministry, God has grown Jamberoo so that it is now ready to stand on its own two feet with its own, full-time rector.
After much prayer, Mandy and I have decided that it is best if we now focus our full, ministry attention on growing Jamberoo to maturity, in God’s strength.
We are very sad to leave Oak Flats after six years, and we rejoice in the love and fellowship we have warmly shared during this time of life and ministry.
We also thank God for the wonderful fruit we have seen through this parish partnership, and how he has brought new life and renewal to Jamberoo.
Our final Sunday at Oak Flats will be on 2nd December, and then we’ll start full-time at Jamberoo in January.
Please pray for both parishes as Oak Flats seeks a new rector, and Jamberoo seeks to grow its giving to be able to fully support a full-time minister.
Above all, pray that the coming years will see many people come to know and grow in the Lord Jesus Christ through these two, wonderful churches.
Grace and peace, Jodie and Mandy.