September 1st, 2009

Happy Day!

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Happy Day!

Yesterday, I got an email from Kristi, the Personnel Supervisor at BFA. She said, “The Chaplain’s Assistant role is being officially offered to you. Are you willing to accept that role?” I promptly did a little dance. Well, a mental dance.

I found out about the Chaplain’s Assistant position when we interviewed with Kristi at 6:00 AM one Thursday morning. For me, it was the best part of the interview. The job sounded perfect for me, a wonderful blend of planning, event execution and relationship building. But, someone else had originally planned to fill the position and they didn’t know whether she was coming. Yesterday I found out that the position was mine! So now, I will split my time between video and working with the Chaplain. I’m am so glad that this will be part of my work at BFA.

I have a background in video, but it’s not what I’m passionate about. Most of you who know me have probably heard me say that I hate video. Well, I did…. God’s really been challenging me on not letting my circumstances define the way I live. That’s what I’d been doing for the past three years or so. I don’t hate video. I actually really enjoy parts of it. I’m actually kind of excited about doing again. I know!

But, this Chaplain’s job is the other piece of the puzzle for me. In college, I was involved in a women’s sexuality ministry called At the Well. I loved At the Well! It was such a great balance of helping people discover more about themselves and God, planning spiritually-oriented events and leading. I think being the Chaplain’s Assistant will be pretty similar, not in the subject matter, but in the type of things I’ll be doing.

Here’s a brief job description:

  • Help organize the high school retreat. It’s usually in the city of Nurnberg in this really cool hostel.
  • Help plan Spring Break mission trips and co-lead one
  • Help with Spiritual Emphasis Week
  • Assist with chapel services
  • Lead a small group
  • Counsel, encourage, and build relationships with students

Being the Chaplain’s Assistant is another huge confirmation that BFA is where God wants us.  Yes! (Imagine me pumping my fist)

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