Tracy Reynolds and Chris Maxwell are honored to learn from Pastor Jim Thornber. Jim tells his joyful and painful story about life, ministry, and grief. Jim has written two books—he talks about those books, about his spiritual journey, and about the goodness of God. He also talks about the death of his wife. Jim brings a mixture of experiences, offering thoughts to the wide audience of Next Step Leadership. As you listen to his story, think about ways you can move away from your own comfort zone and welcome God’s invitation into new territory. Take time to reflect on how God has guided you through seasons of transition, uncertainty, surrendering, grief, and deep joy in the Spirit. Welcome the new directions God is taking you.