Chris Lautsbaugh to Step Down and Pursue New Teaching Opportunities

Don Neff   -  

In obedience to a new step of faith God has placed on his life, Chris Lautsbaugh decided to transition out of his role as Global and Local Outreach Pastor here at Worship Center.

Chris’s primary calling in life is to teach the Bible, and he senses the need to pursue that calling in a greater way. Additionally, earlier this year, Lindsey, Chris’s wife, took a step toward vocational ministry by serving in a leadership staff role at Reality church, a church planted out of Worship Center by Joe Castranova ten years ago. Lindsey has excelled and found great fulfillment in this role. These factors led Chris and Lindsey to prayerfully decide that he would step out of his role at Worship Center to take a step of faith toward pursuing more Bible teaching opportunities as the Lord opens doors, both locally and abroad.

Both Chris and Lindsey are incredibly gifted, and they’ve been a blessing to the Worship Center family. As they pursue their callings they will continue to bless the Body of Christ. Their influence on our Outreach ministry and our church is invaluable, and we look forward to cheering them on as they continue to spread the gospel and grow the kingdom of God.

Pastor Matt says this about Chris: “I am incredibly grateful for the five years that Chris has invested here to lead our missions’ area and serve on the Executive Team. His heart for missions, care for our global partners, and Bible teaching has been incredible deposits to our staff and church family. Kelly and I are grateful for Chris and Lindsey’s leadership and friendship. They will be greatly missed. We know they will continue to do great work in this next chapter of ministry, and we will champion their pursuit of God’s plan for their lives.”

Chris says, “My primary calling in life is to teach the Bible, and I feel I need to pursue this. It’s a difficult decision. Worship Center has been my church home for 32 years, 25 of those in mission work. Worship Center is very good to their missionaries, and I have a huge amount of gratitude in my heart. It’s not easy to step away from the care of our amazing Global Partners. It has been a joy and privilege to serve in this role.

Please pray for the Lautsbaughs as they move forward toward what God is calling them to do, and please pray for Worship Center as we navigate this transition in leadership.

On Sunday, October 23, we will honor Chris and Lindsey and pray for them in the worship services, recognizing the years of service and ministry the Lautsbaughs poured into the church. Join us that Sunday in services or online to pray for and thank Chris and Lindsey.

The Lautsbaugh family – Lindsey, Garett, Thabo, and Chris