Wednesday, January 11, 2006

On the way to ministry

Last week I went down to Oxford for my ministry interview: two days made up of three two-on-one interviews, leading a 15 minute worship service, and one seven-on-one interview, plus the fact that I was constantly being observed in social situations.

I felt like I was myself and did all I can. It felt more like a collaborative dialogue than an interview. I got some very positive feedback for the idea that there should be BUYAN-At-Large Chaplains, and some other things that I said. The other candidates were all nice folks, and I knew one of them. We had a couple of drinks in a little pub in Oxford after the first day.

Yesterday I got a letter through the post, and I was accepted!

Now I need to apply to Unitarian College Manchester, and get a mentor, apply for funding, and work out where I'm going to live in Manchester.

It's a scary and exciting prospect in front of me. I don't know where this adventure is leading me. My prayers since have consisted of me looking up to God and saying, 'Are you sure you know what you're doing?'

I have to assume She does. The future will be interesting.

Menawhile I'm no longer working in the supermarket where I was over Christmas. I was hoping they would keep me on, at least until I got a better job. So I'm back on the job market, at least for the next nine months.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Paul said...

Have you heard of the Shakers?

4:25 pm  
Blogger LaReinaCobre said...

Congratulations!

Lighting candles for you, praying that you find a good source of income.

5:28 pm  

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