During this job and moving transition, I’ve most looked forward to all the ‘first’ I would get to experience here in Lubbock. I’ve been in Christian ministry for about 10 years, and this is the first time I’ve ever been this excited about what lays ahead.
For the first time I have a secretary. I real-life secretary that makes copies, prepares camp packets, takes phone calls, and generally makes my life easier. As a person who has always been their own secretary, or forced duties on my wife, I’m thrilled at this development.
For the first time, I’ve started a new job and have been met with enthusiasm by those that will be working along side me. At other jobs, I’ve been told things like, “Wow, I’m so glad you’re here Pastor, because I’m so burned out and have been waiting to quit until you arrived. See you later!” Now I’m greeted with, “Pastor, will you still let me teach and be involved with the children?” Maybe my pastoral friends will be the only ones to appreciate this, but this is HUGE!
For the first time in years, it now only takes me 5 minutes to get to the church where I work. Being a DFW driving veteran, this is also incredible. Seriously, you country folks don’t know how good you have it.
I’m sure there will be many more first, and some of them will not be positive. But, bring them on!