Friday, January 23, 2009

The scoop

A couple of people have asked about my blogging. Probably the only two who read this but nevertheless. Life has changed in a lot of ways and time is a precious commodity that I don't seem to have enough of lately. I think that I may be crazy to take on everything on my plate but like all things in life different seasons have different rhythms. I'm still trying to feel the beat.

I started working a full time job as a customer service agent on December 1. I am still the pastor of Abundant Life Assembly in Bethany. High utility bills and lower offerings have hit our church finances pretty hard. Some might see this as a set back. I am choosing each day to see it as an incredible opportunity. More of our people are having to step up to do ministry. And I have made some new friends and have conversations with people about spiritual matters who I would not have meet otherwise.

I am continuing to work on my bachelor's degree through Southeastern University. Combined I feel overwhelmed much of the time. I took the opportunity for the full time job because I wanted Rebekah to be able to remain home with the kids and homeschool them. We needed to make some financial changes so that we could get control over our personal financial future and so that the church could have money freed up to invest in the community and in needed repairs to the parsonage and church building. The investment in the community is the most important thing!

I think we are starting a new series on Sunday entitled Prove It! One thing I am still struggling with is planning series in advance. There just doesn't seem to be enough time. Please also pray that new worship leaders will be discovered or step up as that would really help free me up quite a bit! So if you know any musicians who feel called to lead worship or want to explore their calling point 'em my way! Anyway thanks for being interested.

2 comments:

Kari said...

I am one of your blog groupies :) I enjoy reading your thoughts! If we lived closer, I would gladly lead worship for you...it's my passion!! Unfortunately, the commute is a bit too long for me to step up at this point. But God can do amazing things..right?!! :)

Praying,

Kari

Pastor Chip said...

Actually I may have a worship leader now! But you and Kurt are always welcome to move closer and join us!