Dear ChangePoint Family,

If you have not heard by now, then I want to share some important news about my ministry at ChangePoint.   For the last seven years, I have had the privilege to serve the Lord Jesus Christ, the Elders of ChangePoint and, the ChangePoint church family as an Elder and as the Pastor of Preaching and Vision.  It is with mixed emotions that I write these words: Valerie and I believe God has called us to transition from ChangePoint to another ministry assignment in Oklahoma.
 
Below is a video of my announcement to the church family this past Sunday (Feb 9).  I would encourage you to take a moment and watch it all the way through.
 

This transition is based on what Valerie and I believe is God’s call to be a part of Fusion Bible Church in Durant, Oklahoma.  Fusion Bible is a smaller and younger church than ChangePoint, and we believe that God has given us a clear call for this new ministry assignment.
 
Valerie and I are asking you to pray for us in several ways:
 
•    Pray for us as we are grieving the transition of moving 4000 miles away from our ChangePoint family.  This is not an easy thing to do for our family and for us.  Pray for our children as well.  
•    Pray that our house will sell and that the myriad of tasks of moving so far away would go smoothly.
•    Pray for Fusion Bible Church.  We are asking God to give us a strong start and to see an outpouring of the Holy Spirit in this special church family. 
•    Pray for our Elders and our Pastoral staff as they are very capable and godly leaders who desire to see Christ exalted and honored in this process.
 
As we transition, this is not the end of our relationship with ChangePoint!  Valerie and I hope to be a part of “Life in Christ for Every Alaskan and the World Beyond” for the rest of our lives. We desire to come back on occasion and celebrate the continued work of God at ChangePoint.
 

Joel and Valerie Engle