Our Big Move

our big moveThe last few weeks have been a whirlwind… literally. First, there was the crazy phone call that started it all. Then there was a lot of prayer. Then there was the trip out there. Then there was a lot more prayer. This was followed by some very tough conversations, more prayer, and a decision. Then some waiting, some finalizing details and finally here we are.

What’s the scoop? A week and a half ago I met with the deacons of our church to formally tell them that we are leaving our beloved ministry in Romeo to accept a new calling on our life at Youth Specialties.

Following that, we told our students and parents followed by an announcement to the congregation on May 11th. I’ll talk more about this later… but the people here in Romeo have been amazing to Kristen and I for the last 5 years. They are either truly excited for us or are really good liars. I’d like to think they are excited for us. If they aren’t, please let me believe they are!

In the coming days I’ll begin to share a little bit more about my time here in Romeo and describe a little more about what I’ll be doing in San Diego.

Kristen and I are just a mashed potatoes of emotion. We are sad to leave a place we love. We are thrilled by this door God has opened for us. We don’t want to move. We do want to live in San Diego. We don’t want to leave the security of our life here. We love a little adventure.

The byline of my blog and subplot of my life is: Crazy enough to want to change the world. The last few weeks God has gotten up in my devotions and said, “Oh really? Wanna prove it?” I don’t know about the changing the world part… but this is the most exciting and craziest thing God has ever asked us to do.

More to come…

By Adam McLane

Kristen and Adam live in Ahwahnee, California.


  1. Wow! That is VERY cool Adam! Congrats! I’m sure you will love working with Youth Specialites. Sounds like a good fit for you. You will also love San Diego. I lived there for a year and miss it like crazy!

    Looking forward to hearing more from you.

  2. Very exciting. Although, I’m sure it is very difficult to leave behind your church (I can understand that). Looking forward to the updates.

  3. Adam congrats man. I am about to unleash a similar announcement this week. Tomorrow night the youth then the adults services this weekend. There will be more details to come…

  4. Wow. What news! I’m surprised by that. I could NEVER have kept that a secret. I look forward to seeing what God does in your life.

  5. Wow! big news… Congrats! Looking forward to seeing how God conitnues to work in your life….

  6. Hi Carrie. You have no idea how much fun this is going to be for Kristen and I. Hoping you’ll be another person to show us where to get a decent fish taco.

    Thanks everyone. I will be sharing more about what we’re up to in a few days. Right now, we’re concentrating on finishing our ministry in Romeo.

  7. Hey guys,
    Exciting news! Can’t believe you have been there that long, and we never visited… Sorry. Maybe we can try for San Diego and finially make that California trip that we have been wishing for. Will be praying for God’s Hand in all the details!

  8. Wow, I missed this one. Good luck and I hope you keep me posted and if there is something I can do with YS and Youth Ministry Ideas, let me know.

    Thanks for the techy help for my site and the other site;)

    Keep me posted.

  9. dude! how cool is that?! I’m so excited for you! Does this mean that YMX will be adopted by YS? Or will YS have a board section again? Will Adam be followed around by paparazzi?

    The world wants to know!

  10. @steve- you’ve got my number and you know I couldn’t ever leave you hanging on the tech stuff.

    @ken it is cool! the world wants to know, eh? Nothing with YMX is changing. And the thought that YMX is an orphan looking for a home is sad, YMX I will always be your daddy. 🙂 (ewwww) Paparazzi? Only if I cheat on a weight loss contest!

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