A New Adventure

In God’s economy, he sometimes shuffles his people around to expand his Kingdom and reach a greater number of people who are far from him.  Such is the case with Chris Workman.  Allow me to let him use his own words from an email he sent the staff and elders.

In case you haven’t heard, big changes are coming for me and my family. As of this past week, I have accepted a pastoral role with a church in North Carolina. This decision is one we’ve really been praying over, and it won’t be easy to say goodbye to Richwoods. My five+ years of ministry here have been rewarding and, along with developing some close friendships, each of you are great to work and serve with. I applaud and appreciate every one of you for who you are and the ministry we’ve done together!

I’m excited to say that God is inviting us to join him in helping start a new church in one of the most unchurched cities in America–Chapel Hill (home of UNC). This church plant is part of a newer multi-site church called The Point, which will open its 8th site in September. With a goal of starting 30 campuses by 2025 and partnering to help plant another 100 churches (nationally and internationally) in the next 10 years, this is part of an exponential church-planting movement of God in the North Carolina/ Virginia area.

I will be leading the Chapel Hill site as its pastor and serving as part of the Board of Elders of The Point. I’m excited about the opportunity to use my teaching and leadership gifts in a greater capacity to help people find and follow Christ in a town with so few believers.

My start date is June 27, and I will be wrapping up my duties here on June 18. Please lift up Michele and me, along with Kadin, Lori and Steven, to God in prayer as we prepare for this big transition and challenging mission. I am especially encouraged to tell you that elders have felt led to have Richwoods partner with us in this mission with financial support.

I’ll be glad to fill in more of the details to any of you who would like to know more. Be blessed, and thank you for being a blessing!

It has been such a blessing to Richwoods having the Workman family in our midst; they have added much to the culture of acceptance, relevance, and grace.  They will be missed greatly, and yet we are excited for this new journey God is taking them on.

We will be setting some time aside within the services on June 24 and 25th to honor Chris and Michele and send them off in prayer.

Weekend Attendance

Knoxville Campus Saturday

Knoxville Campus Sunday

Parkway Campus


Weekend Giving

On average Richwoods needs to receive $39.1K in gifts to meet its 2017 operating expenses, 10% of which goes immediately to Missions and helping people in our community who are experiencing financial troubles.

Knoxville Campus: $33.4K
Parkway Campus: $2.4K
Total Giving: $35.8K
Weekly Anticipated Giving: $39.1K

If you have questions about the information shared in this fyi, you can contact our Executive Pastor, Joel Dryden by email.  You can also leave a comment below.


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