For many of us, there is a paradox we struggle with everyday: We are smart, capable, and strong…and yet we feel powerless in many aspects of our lives. To make matters worse, during those times when we feel helpless or out-of-control, there never seems to be enough time, enough money, or enough willpower to resolve our problems.
In psychology, there's a phenomenon called the 'hedonic treadmill' where we experience greater and greater pleasures and yet at less and less felt satisfaction. It's almost like how a lollipop tastes great at first, but once your taste buds acclimate to its sweetness, it begins to taste blander. Similarly, we often experience pleasures that fade in their potency over time.
We are incredibly excited to share that Harbor Community Church from Lakeview is becoming a part of the Vintage Church Family. Pastor James Welch will be accepting a call to become the next Lead Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale in Florida. As he transitions to this great opportunity and new ministry the Harbor Church family is going to become Vintage Church family.
Pastor James and his family have faithfully served in New Orleans for over 13 years. In fact, James was actually our sending pastor and church when Pastor Rob Wilton and Annabeth were sent out to plant Vintage Church in Uptown. His church and ministry have impacted many lives in our region over the years. Through the years Pastor James has been an incredible friend, partner, and encourager for our church family, Pastor Rob, and our leadership team. We as a leadership team and church family are truly grateful for his faithfulness and friendship.