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Saturday, February 07, 2009

Finshing up in paid church work

Tomorrow will mark the last time I speak at Binningup Beach Christian Fellowship in my paid role as the churches "pastoral worker". I accepted an offer to work with the City of Bunbury as their youth development officer earlier in the week.

I had already resigned from the church but was not due to finish up until April, so this has brought the finish forward a bit. The new position is full time and involves the development in implementation of youth focussed programs and projects for the City. I'm excited about starting, and also a little nervous.

I'm also a bit nervous about finishing up with the church. I've been working for the church for 4 years now -3 in a paid capacity. I feel like I have invested a lot of emotion and time into this community of Christians and while in some ways its difficult to let go and move on, I am also looking forward to a change of scenery, away from some of the restrictions and difficulties of church work.

Alternate[Or] Community continues to be a focus for Alyssa and I. We both envisage this taking over as our primary "church" from now on. Although we will still maintain ties with Binningup and will be holding a house meeting here around once a month which we hope, one day, might turn into something more regular in the town.

4 comments:

upstream said...

Congrats on the job mate! I hope the new journey is a good one for you.

Middo said...

Hey, came across your blog from Hamo's!

Good luck with the new direction. I too am in the throws of a 'new direction' though it is looking like being BACK into paid church ministry, we'll see!

A while back i nearly got the job in Margaret River that would be very similar to your new role. Hope it all goes well! Have added you to my bloglines, look forward to reading more from you:)

James

anzchoy said...

It's a hard move, but yet it opens up new opportunity for God to work through you. God bless!

Andrew Choy

The Creature said...

Hey Middo, Thanks for dropping by. Sounds like we are both in the midst of change. Are still going to be hanging out in Margs?

Not sure how much more I have to give to blogging so the offerings may be few and far between here. We'll see!

Hey Andrew, Long time no-see! Thanks for the comment. I'll try and "catch-up" with you on Facebook :)