I received a call this afternoon that the new position at my church has been approved by the elder cluster and I’ve accepted it.

Next Monday I will either be the new Communications Specialist or Communications Minister, depending on what the decision is to call it. It’s a benefits/insurance thing. I don’t care either way, frankly; I just want a chance to do some good work.

I’ll be taking care of the weekly bulletin, worship PowerPoints and the sheets handed out that feature the order of worship on Sundays. And I’ll be looking after the church Web site.

One of my goals is to transition the bulletin to an e-mail delivery system for all the folks who want to receive it that way, saving a lot of printing and postal costs. Another is to revive “Family Album,” formerly a quarterly printed piece that featured articles about interesting church members – but as an online, member-access only feature of the Web site.

Thank you to all of you who have had my employment on your prayer stovetop’s back burner all these weeks. I truly appreciate it.

18 thoughts on “Employed!

  1. In this increasingly digital age, that sounds like a great job for a church to have. Someone dedicated to ensure that a consistent, good job is done. Someone to pay attention to the website to help ensure that it is accurate, updated, timely, and engaging to members and visitors alike. I applaud your church for moving in that direction!

  2. I agree with Jenni, and based on what I’ve read and seen here, you are the perfect person for the job. I hope it blesses you as much as you will all those who will use your talents.

  3. Keith–I am so excited for you and Angi–you will be GREAT in this job–and as my two previous co-horts have commented–churches really need someone on staff to handle all these technology issues. I can’t imagine a a better fit for both PV and you!!!God is sooooo good!

  4. Congratulations!It sounds like you’re excited about this job. I agree everything already said here: Based upon what I see here, you’ll do great!

  5. God continues to answer prayer. We stumble frequently but God never fails. May he continue to bless you and your family and may the church and Christ be honored by your service.

  6. Congratulations my brother. This is awesome news, and an answered prayer.By the way, I love the new site design here and at Wineskins. Keep up the great work!Brian

  7. Keith…CONGRATS!!!!!! WOW, that is what I call a hand fitting in a glove to perfection! I know PV will be blessed, and I hope you will be also. Since you are on staff there now, I might have to move my letter! ๐Ÿ™‚ Nah, too far a drive. But hey, I will continue to visit from time to time.I hope this won’t cramp what you can say on your blog?!?! ๐Ÿ™‚Again, this news made my day!Your brother,DU

  8. That’s great, Keith, about your new job! And I really like your new look here you’ve been working on the past several days. I’ve been following your posts all along and keeping up with you everywhere, but just haven’t had the time to comment like I’ve been wanting to and I apologize for that. I’m hoping things here will slow down just a bit so that I can get around and comment more.But, I have been thinking a lot about you and your family and praying for you all and am very happy this has now occurred.One question about all of this – you’ve written several tims before about how much you liked being home in the past and how much you would like to be able to work from home, again – so will this new job allow you the opportunity to work from home at least some of the time? That would be great for you and your family, I know, so was really wondering about it.We wish you much success in your new endeavor and hope you’ll still have time to blog with us!! Which reminds me – our minister has just started a brand new online “blog” discussion group for all of those in the congregation interested in joining called “Village Talk” and I (of course) think it’s a great idea. You might look at ours and think about doing something similar there! (Just a thought.)Dee

  9. Thanks, all of you. Dee, I don’t think working at home will be an option for this job – except in rare circumstances – but I will be in the same building where my daughter is in school, and not too far from where my son is in school. I think there will be some blogging in PV’s future, too … we’ll see!

  10. Woo-hoo! Glad to hear it, Keith.Have you been at Pleasant Valley a long time? If so, then we have another connection — the Mary Nell Richardson (God rest her soul) clan. My wife’s sister is married to her son, John.Again, congrats.

  11. Sweet! Congrats on the new job. I wish more churches would hire communications ministers. And I love to see churches raise up staff members from within. Sounds like this is right up your alley. Have fun.

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