Wednesday, August 18

An Opportunity

This whole doctorate thing that I am considering would be for the sole purpose of teaching. This being said, I was chatting with my mentor friend who asked me what requirements the Black Forest Academy, in Germany, had for their Bible teachers. Out of curiosity, I asked. I tried to make it clear that I was not in any way applying or even ready to apply and that my question was merely hypothetical.

Naturally they want someone with teaching experience which I don't have yet. No problem.
But then, as I read the rest of the response, I was surprised.

I was asked to consider a position of working in the Residence Life office, overseeing the RAs. I was not expecting this and felt a bit flustered all day yesterday. Knowing the individual who had this role before...I naturally think that I am nothing like her and couldn't possibly fill her shoes. Of course, I know that this is not the goal and I would have something to offer that position just as she did. But do I go?

I loved Loved LOVED my ministry in the dorms...I wonder if I would be content to work alongside the dorms. And, I'm a bit burned out on office jobs and I'm not sure how much of this ministry would involve working in the office. It definitely would involve a large element of interact with others, which I'd love and welcome.

I don't know.

I'm leaning towards saying "no thank you...not at this time." While I'd love to return to BFA or any other missionary kid school some day, I'm not sure now is the right time. But at this point, I'm not really sure of how and where God is leading me.

So I wrote back and asked if they had a job description and told them I'd pray over this.
And that's where this story presently ends...

1 comment:

My name is Cait said...

I'd take it. No reason why I say that. Although I am at bible college with a couple bound for BFA as teachers. So take it so you can meet my real life friends :)