11/26/2007

The Search Begins: Part 2...

For part one of this new series, check this out.

I made it up to Orange County pretty fast on Thanksgiving this year. Only 2 hours and 15 minutes for an hour and 15 minutes drive. One good thing about being trapped in traffic by yourself for that long is that it gives you time to think. So I spent the majority of it thinking about the future. After reflecting on the past (of both my present job and past ones) I realized another thing that I want to look for in the next church I serve at:

I'm looking for a church that can give me opportunities to exercise my teaching gift outside of student ministry...

I'm not talking about once a month or anything. Maybe once or twice a year. After reading Andy Stanley and Marcus Buckingham, I've realized that I need to work harder on developing my strengths. And I believe that one of my strongest gifts is that of teaching. I love teaching students, but I'd like to try teaching adults too.

And I think working at a church that would let me give it a shot would be pretty cool...

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