November 26, 2017

Nervous and Excited

There's just something about big changes that make them nerve-wracking and exciting at the same time. Some days I think that I've had enough big changes in my life that they're unlikely to affect me much anymore and then along comes a bigger change and it's back to the emotional roller-coaster again.

Two weeks ago was my final week with Benevolent Employer and thus I am now an independent contractor. There were a multitude of reasons and circumstances that all came together at the same time and made the decision somewhat inescapable. Much as I wanted out of Corporate America, this wasn't my preferred timing or way, but you work with the circumstances that life gives you and make the best of it. Or as the cool kids say these days, because "reasons".

First order of business was to decide on a strategic direction. That was actually really easy: pastor and do whatever it takes to make a living not within Corporate America. Step number two was to figure out how to do that. Much more thought required to figure that out! While things could change as circumstances play out, the initial plan is to do some part-time technology work for a good friend of mine. In addition to that, I'll be pastoring and when not working part-time, doing the groundwork to start my own business providing church management software for congregations. I'll be initially seeking sales within the ministerial organization that I belong to, but once everything is up and running I'm sure that my inner capitalist will take over and I'll sell to anyone.

This is something that my wife and I have prayed about and feel that we are within the will of the Lord as I make this transition to being independent. Keep us in your thoughts or prayers and check back on this blog for periodic updates.

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