A few updates… I started my new job at McLean Bible Church full time on January 2, 2008. It is for this reason that it’s taken me 11 days to post a new blog! Now that I have my feet under me in the new gig, I plan on returning to my regular posts.
A few brief thoughts on the new job… I love it. I am so happy to be here. I have an awesome team. We are growing… we need a graphic designer! We are streamlining… we need a software solution to automate printing requests in our copy center. We are starting new projects and dreaming big dreams. We launch our second community campus in 8 days. Plans for more are already underway.
While I feel I’ve been drinking from a fire hose, I am not deterred by the enormity of task before me. God has called me here. That I know without hesitation. I am so excited to watch as His plans to involve me in all the amazing things happening here begin to unfold. I am humbly honored that He chose me. The work is so fulfilling. I still can’t believe I get to collaborate with this incredibly talented staff.
I firmly believe that every experience I’ve had up to this point has prepared me for this task, but by no means am I equipped to go at it alone. God is my strength, my shield, my energy, my innovation, my creativity, my determination, my positivity, my ideas, my follow-through… my ALL. And apart from Him, I can do NO THING.
I attend Frontline Arlington on Monday nights. When I first was hired, I saw Todd Phillips the same night at church. We spoke briefly about the new role, and as I shared my enthusiasm and excitement with him, I will never forget what he said.
“It doesn’t feel like a job, does it?”
No it doesn’t. It feels like I am operating in perfect harmony with who God created me to be, what he created me to do for His glory, and how He designed me to fit perfectly into the Body of Christ.
I say all this as a testimony to God. All glory and honor go to Him for what he is doing at McLean Bible Church and how He is using all of us to impact Washington, D.C. and the world for Christ Jesus.
We truly serve a Prayer Hearing, Prayer Answering and Wonder Working God!