We'd like to let you know that two churches in the TVP church planting initiative - one that has particularized and one that is still in the planting stage - are facing leadership transitions due to the pastors’ need to step away from ministry for the time being. The particularized church is Restoration Southside, and the church plant is Mosaic Fellowship, both in Chattanooga, TN.
While both situations were unexpected to us, they did not take our Lord by surprise. We are reminded of our faithful Lord’s power and control even as we work through unplanned transitions and difficult circumstances.
As a presbytery, we are working to support both churches and the faithful body of believers represented in each. Mosaic Fellowship is being led by a provisional session, and we are actively seeking leadership to continue the work of this plant. Restoration Southside has a strong base of leadership and many established members. We, along with their session, are continuing to assess the leadership position and pastoral need there.
Please be in prayer for these communities as they walk through transition and the many emotions that can come with losing a pastor. Please also pray for wisdom throughout the presbytery's leadership as we seek to not only care for these two bodies of believers, but also love and support both pastors in their personal and spiritual lives. Finally, please pray for both of the pastors who have stepped away and their families.