On September 12, 2021, Pastor Jeff Maness notified the congregation of Element Church that he believes the Lord is calling him onto something new in ministry. View his letter of resignation here:
On September 12th, I announced my resignation as Lead Pastor of Element, effective on Monday, January 10th of 2022. I have not been asked, nor was I required to step down for any reason outside of my desire and obligation to follow the Spirit’s leading.
After many hours, over the course of several months of prayer and fasting, consulting family, friends, and colleagues, and following dozens of confirmations through Scripture, books, sermons, podcasts, and friends, we believed it was time for us to step down and step into God’s new land for us. Just as God called us to start Element Church 14 years ago, He is now calling us to let her go.
I will be leaving Element in great hands. Yes, there will be some difficult transitions ahead, but God has assembled a phenomenal team of leaders on staff, on our Leadership Council, and on the volunteer teams here at the church. I make this decision from a place of deep love and respect for all of them, and 100% confidence in their ability to move Element forward into her new land as well.”
-Pastor Jeff Maness
On Pastor Jeff and Sabrina’s latest Podcast episode, they dive into the full backstory of how God brought them to this decision. Also, they share some key principles of how you can know when you’re called to something.