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!