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Encouragement

Thanks to all those who commented on my earlier post, in which I shared how discouraged I was that I had no ministry job prospects two years after having graduated from seminary. Thanks especially to those who prayed.

Since I posted that, I ought to post this to let people know how things are turning out: I got a job!

A few weeks ago, I got a mass e-mail from a church acquaintance who works at Logos Bible Software (which is based in Bellingham) that they were hiring people with “computer skills and editing skills.” Since Logos is a company that creates software, I figured they were primarily looking for programmers. A look at their Web site confirmed that this was indeed the case. But there were a few positions that looked interesting to me, so I wrote up a cover letter and e-mailed them my resume.

Last week, the head of the Design and Editing department e-mailed me and asked me to come in for an interview. I went in Monday afternoon, interviewed for about 2.5 hours, and was offered the job shortly after the interview. I’ll start on April 5.

During the interview, I took a test that showed me the sorts of things that I will be doing. It tested my biblical knowledge, my ability to sort things into categories, and my research skills (maybe more was being tested, but that is all I was aware of). I’m very excited for this opportunity. I’d still like to serve in a church, but who knows? Maybe I’ll love this job and want to stay there for a long time. In the meantime, I can continue to volunteer at my church, and Mary and I can continue to live in Bellingham!

By Elliot

Elliot was born in Michigan and raised in North Carolina. He has studied at Regent College and the University of Richmond, worked at newspapers in St. Petersburg and Los Angeles, taught ESL in eastern Europe, given tours in Alaska, and driven a school bus. Now he lives in western Washington and works as an editor at Lexham Press, the publishing arm of Faithlife Corporation.

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