"I noticed the closer you get to Jesus, he just peels back another layer on your life of something that you've got to work on." Noble has not shied away from admitting his weaknesses and how "screwed up" he is to his church.
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His goal is to lead the church for another 20 years until age 60.
That is when he wants to pass the baton to the next generation.
Instead, Noble said he realized he needed to do "what sets me up for long-term success and sets this church up for the same way." With 90 percent of people entering into ministry and not finishing and some pastors being worked too hard by their church, he noted, he decided to take a sabbatical.
Noble made the announcement to his congregation, which draws around 16,000 people every weekend, last week. He made it clear to them that he was committed to New Spring, which he founded, and that he wasn't leaving to figure out if he's supposed to stay.
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"Your pastor is not going anywhere," he stated, emphasizing that he is not a hireling but rather a shepherd called by God.
"In order for me to lead this church well for the next 20 years, there's got to be some changes in me," he told his congregation last weekend when he preached his final message before his break.