April 21st of last year, I sat in a conference room surrounded by the Executive Team at the church I had been serving at for the last 10 years. It felt like the words left my mouth slowly and awkwardly. “Our family is feeling called to plant a church in the St. Louis area in St. Charles.” It was in that moment that I completely surrendered my family’s future into the hands of Jesus. The trajectory of my next couple of months was now placed in their hands. Would they allow me to stay in Springfield and complete my summer schedule with the youth ministry or would they ask me to turn in my resignation immediately? Would they still love and cherish us just as they had done for the previous 10 years or would this be the dividing line? This was just one of the many hard conversations that had taken place about this time last year. Each conversation was significant in bringing us to The Table.