I prayed on Monday night that by the end of the day on Tuesday I would have a new job.
There was a
phone interview scheduled with CBE for 1pm, so I had reason to hope that
perhaps the interview would go well enough that a job offer would be made at
the end of that interview.
I had also
been asked to meet Paul and Stan for coffee at Panera before work to hang out
and spend some time together.
resulted was a conversation about the needs of Candeo Church and the gifts and
skills Paul and Stan believed me to possess.
The cool part was that the church’s needs and my skills were one in the
Stan had come prepared to offer me a job working along their capable sides as
the new Administrative Pastor of Candeo Church.
to coming on board, I would also begin attending Cornerstone School of Theology
to begin working on my MATS degree (Masters of Arts in Theological Studies)
which will wrap up at the end of the summer of 2016.
being perhaps after 2 years of experience in full-time vocational ministry and
a completion of theological training, I may be asked to help plant the first
church outside of the walls of Candeo (and perhaps the first 3C Network church
to bust outside of the borders of Iowa).
Paige on the drive to work and in little to no time it was determined that I
should respond quickly in the affirmative.
So as of
late this morning, I put in my resignation at CUNA Mutual and accepted the
offer of Candeo Church.
God heard my
prayer and answered my heart’s desire.
It is not to
say that this happened immediately. In
fact, I had been praying this for months prior to this day. I felt like the widow relentlessly knocking
on the door begging for resolve. I don’t
know how long she banged on that door, but I glean from the parable that it was
after plenty of opportunity to stop knocking and to quit.
joy exhaustion, rest, etc… came when that door was opened.
It has been
one of the more difficult seasons of my short life.
I’m glad it’s
to move forward.