Posted by Craig Borlase on 20 July 2015

After ten years of heading up the worship in one of the largest churches at the heart of one of the world’s truly great cities, Tim and Rachel Hughes found that it was time to go.

A time to leave a congregation of thousands. A time to say goodbye to all those resources and all that responsibility. A time to walk away towards the blankest of blank sheets.

“At times I’ve wondered if this is career suicide,” says Tim of their move from HTB London to set up a new church at the heart of Birmingham. “But when you know God’s called you there’s a type of freedom that allows you to step into a whole new adventure.”

Three months on from the farewells, the fear of failure has lessened its grip. And in its place are new thrills: “the buzz of what it’s going to end up like… the chance to dream it up again.”

There are worries too, of course. After all, what adventure worth taking comes free from risk? But above any sense of loss or being overwhelmed by the task ahead, one thing has become more clear for Tim: “I’ve never felt more alive in terms of my faith.”

It’s a beautiful paradox on offer to all of us. It doesn’t matter where we’re from or what we’ve done; the route that takes us closer to God is made up of risks we take for Him.

If we want to see our faith come alive, all it takes is letting go.

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