Doug Fields announced his departure from Saddleback Church today – you can read about it in the letter he wrote to our church family. Here’s an excerpt:
What am I going to do? Well, there’s not another specific job” that I’m departing to, but I am leaving staff to pursue some incredible opportunities to express my writing and teaching gifts. What I’m really doing is what I’ve taught you to do-listen for God’s whisper and obey it! Several people have said, You’re crazy to leave a secure Saddleback Church job during this unstable market.” Humanly speaking, they’re right… following God doesn’t always make sense, but I know I need to do the right thing: listen and obey.
Simply put, I am in youth ministry because of Doug Fields … very proud of him, very indebted to him and excited about what God is doing in his heart.