For the last few years I have been working for New Life Church in Sioux Falls. It has been challenging. My ordination is not recognized and my role has been strictly administrative. When I arrived the church would draw about 80 people on a good week. The average attendance is now around 300.
I’ve gained many new skills working for New Life. My first role was as media director. I had 2 AV volunteers and a disgruntled volunteer sound engineer that worked every week. I had to let the sound guy go and built a team of happy and dedicated volunteers that work every other week. I eventually turned the department and team over to 2 paid volunteers that I trained to replace me. One of the most important thing I learned in the process is to never overwork volunteers. Today most of the work I do for the church is in marketing as well as maintaining the building and supplies.
The only preaching I have done for the past few years has been at a local mission. I represent New Life at the mission and preach the third Saturday of every other month. While preparing messages for the mission God has given me a call to resume my ministry with messages to edify the church and give hope to the unchurched.
Since I am coming off Sabbatical I will be here regularly and look forward to online fellowship with my UNTCI brothers and sisters.