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Christ_Covenant_SanctuaryYou may have noticed that things have been a little quiet on the social media front. Not many blogs, tweets, and posts over the past month.

That’s because I’ve had, um, a few things going on: tearfully leaving friends and family in Michigan, moving to North Carolina, flying to the UK, getting a new house set up, starting a new job (actually, with the RTS position, two new jobs), setting up my study, learning how to navigate a new town (with more traffic!), learning not to run in the middle of the afternoon, meeting new people, capturing small woodland creatures, doing tick checks, welcoming guests to our home, and making a good-faith effort to burn through all our Chick-fil-A gift cards as soon as possible.

But we are here in Charlotte, and things are going well. Our new church family has been exceedingly kind, generous, and welcoming. The staff has been great to work with. The kids are having fun exploring. And we are off and running.

This Sunday, July 16, will be my first Sunday as the pastor at Christ Covenant. If you are in the Charlotte area looking for a place to worship, come join us! I’ll be starting a brief series called “A Church to Be Thankful For” based on the prayers of Paul in 1 and 2 Thessalonians. The morning service is at 10:45 a.m.. This Sunday evening (6 p.m.) will be my official installation service conducted by the Presbytery of Central Carolina. Ligon Duncan will be preaching.

In subsequent weeks I will pick up where the previous pastor left off and start preaching through Exodus (beginning at chapter 15) in the evenings. After five weeks in 1 and 2 Thessalonians in the mornings, I hope to start a long series in the Gospel of John. Except for one or two weeks, I’ll be preaching on Sunday mornings through Christmas, and on Sunday evenings almost as much.

I’m also excited to announce that for the past several months Christ Covenant’s website has been getting (behind the scenes) a major overhaul. In addition to getting some cosmetic updates, the new site will be great for accessing resources and learning more about the church. More on the website soon.

Lots going on and lots to still figure out. I’m grateful for the support and the prayers of so many. Thank you.

And if you are a part of Christ Covenant, or just looking for a new church in and around Matthews, see you Sunday.

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4 thoughts on “A New Beginning”

  1. John Paul says:

    My sincere prayer for you and your family:
    May God our Lord bless you. May his Name be exalted in you and your family. May He, our God, help you to continue to bless the church. May each day, you and your family see the sufficiency that is in God. God bless you.

  2. Julie McDowell says:

    Welcome! What a treat to run into you at Covenant Day on Wednesday with my children. They think it’s pretty great to be new in Charlotte along with the pastor! May God continue to bless you through the transition.

  3. Curt Day says:

    Happy to hear that things are going well.

  4. Samuel says:

    “where the previous pastor left off?” lol what, you can’t mention the “previous pastor”? Mike Ross?

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Kevin DeYoung is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina. He is chairman of the board of The Gospel Coalition, assistant professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte), and a PhD candidate at the University of Leicester. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have seven children. You can follow him on Twitter.

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