New regional minister at EBA
Nick Lear will become the new Regional Minister at the Eastern Baptist Association, covering the southern sector of the Association.
Nick is currently the Senior Minister at Colchester Baptist Church and in his blog
explained how difficult it has been to make the decision to leave the church. The post had already been advertised twice before he applied for it, he explained. During the interview process ‘it dawned on me that God might be calling me to take on this role’.
He was duly selected by the interview panel, a choice subsequently confirmed by the EBA Council.
‘So it’s a bittersweet moment,’ continued Nick. ‘I have a deep sense of eager anticipation and excitement about Gods’ call for the future and at the same time deep sadness about leaving the church in Colchester.
‘I accepted the invitation and since I have done that I have felt an immense sense of God’s affirmation and peace about the decision, although telling the church today (15 June) was one of the most difficult things I have had to do in my ministry.’
Nick will take up his responsibilities on 1 November.