A New Adventure

An open letter to the staff and leaders
of SeaCoast Grace Church…

Dear Friends:

This letter is a difficult one to write, because for the last four years SeaCoast Grace Church has been my home. The people have been my family. And the experience of worshiping here has been life-changing. When Jennifer and I started at SeaCoast in February 2009, the church still met in the East Auditorium and the ground for the West Auditorium had not even been broken, nor the vision shared. When I think about all that has happen over the last four years, I stand amazed at all that God has done and how He has provided through His people at SCG. These last four years, have been an exciting time in SeaCoast’s history. And it’s been an honor to be part of that journey.

This letter is even more challenging, given that the last year has been one of my most fulfilling and fun seasons of ministry in my career. I work with an incredible team of people, love the people I serve, and find myself really excited over the growing momentum for small groups. However, after four, personally transforming years at SCG, I believe God is leading me and my family on a new adventure, in order to be closer to our extended family. And so it’s with sadness and joy, I announce that I have given my notice at SCG and will be leaving to move back to Sacramento at the end of this month to accept a similar role at Hillside Christian Church in Roseville.

I fully intend to do whatever it takes to prepare SCG for this transition! And I’m fully confident that all of you will continue to champion the mission well. As I spoke with key leaders over this past weekend, I was encouraged to see their faith-filled reactions. They are some of the best leaders, I have ever worked with! Not only are they supportive of the mission, but they are passionately in love with Jesus. And knowing you and your character, I have full assurance that you will continue to bless these men and women as they faithfully lead this ministry forward.

Your prayers for me and my family during this transition are appreciated. Again, I say thank you for your leadership, support and for your commitment to this ministry. My life has been truly blessed and I leave a deeply grateful man.

Bryan Hardwick

13 Responses to A New Adventure
  1. Susie Clothier Reply

    Hi Bryan,
    Well that was a hard letter to read…but since we have known you and your beautiful family, God has been working and what a blessing it has been to have you at SeaCoast
    So excited for you to be able to go home, serve, be close to family as well as your beloved Giants!
    Blessing to you, Jen, and Zack and thank you for all you have done for us at SeaCoast
    I will always remember you for our journey with Pamela Ford…
    Take care Bryan with a “y” you will be missed
    And Kyle

    • Bryan Hardwick Reply

      Thanks Susie! You’ll have to let us know when you’re in San Francisco routing on the Giants! Perhaps we can even join you for a game! Blessings to you. It’s been a fun journey.

  2. Ben Reply

    Ok, so remember the Alleluia chorus of Handel’s Messiah?
    Well, that’s just what I’m singing right now!!!
    and yes, I know it’s hard for you to leave SCG, but well, please forgive me, but I’m being covetous and selfish.
    See you soon…
    Love to all.

    • Bryan Hardwick Reply

      Thanks Ben! Excited for the new Adventure. I’ll be calling you soon.

  3. Connie Reply

    WOO HOO! Will be glad to have you back!

  4. Doug Miller Reply

    Welcome Aboard!
    See ya Soon!

    • Bryan Hardwick Reply

      Thanks brother! Looking forward to serving the kingdom alongside you again.

  5. Karen Howarth Reply

    WOW – Can’t say I haven’t read this about 8 times just to make sure what I was reading was true…….Doug has always been a great admirer of yours…..and after having get to know you and hear you speak a little bit over the last couple of months I knew exactly why…..I’m truly sad to see you and your family go…..but I FULLY understand the reasons why….I wish you and your family nothing but the best and will pray for an easy transition….and numerous blessings to follow…..all the best……

  6. David Stewart Reply

    Bryan, May you know the peace and presence of Christ as you step into this new season of life and ministry. It was a joy to minister with you, and I am sure you will be greatly missed by many!

    • Bryan Hardwick Reply

      Thanks Dave! It was fun to reconnect with you at the Small Group pastors huddle’s at Saddleback. Blessings to you as well. Let’s keep in touch.

  7. Melissa Bowers Reply

    Hello Hardwick Family-

    I understand you will be coming aboard at Adventure Christian Church. I would like to welcome you as a fellow team member. I am certain you won’t be disappointed with the love that the Adventure family will embrace you all with.

    Blessings to each of you! May your faith guide you steadily through the move up-state.

    Best Regards,

    Melissa Bowers
    Campus Coodinator and Common Grounds Cafe Manager
    Adventure Christian Church

    • Bryan Hardwick Reply

      Thanks Melissa! We’re excited and looking forward to joining the team soon!

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