Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Update

Apart from the last couple of days, it has been a while since I have blogged. I could say that it was because I was busy, which I was, but not too busy to blog or I could say it was because we had internet troubles, which we did, but they didn't last a month.
I guess the main reason I haven't blogged is because, I have been feeling a bit fragile since resigning, a bit over exposed due to applying for positions both inside and outside the church and also because in uncertainty it's difficult to know just what to say.

So anyway, things have become a bit more certain and I am feeling abit stronger, although still prone to the occasional tear, and want to let you know where things are up to.

Just before Christmas I was offered and accepted a job as a Senior Library Technician at the Catholic Institute of Sydney. Applying, interviewing and accepting this role has been difficult for me as I still feel called to pastoral ministry and am mourning the loss of that particular ministry.
I am excited at the prospect of combining the 2 professions I have had as an adult. I am a qualified Library Technician as well as a minister. I have 2 weeks for the head knowledge of this being another step in the journey, an exciting experience I can and need to learn from, and the strong belief that God is ultimately in control, to move from my head to my heart.

I still feel very strongly called to church based ministry, but in the current environment there are not a lot of roles for me to apply for and not many women who are receiving calls from churches.

Please pray for me as I make this transition and for my family as the dynamics change.

Blessings

Em

4 comments:

Cathy said...

May you find you new journey into the new job an important part in your walk and find ministry there.
Praying for you.(o)

Singing Owl said...

Oh, this is hard. I know that if I had to leave my current place I would have a very difficult time pastoring another one, just because of gender. It is sad, but God sees and knows. I am praying for you. Keep us posted!

Songbird said...

Dear Em,
I am sorry for the difficulty in finding a call. God bless you as you begin a new job but keep your heart open to all possibilities.
Songbird

Mary Beth said...

Praying for you! And for the scales to fall from the eyes of your church...they are missing the boat big time.

Hugs to (( EM ))