Work, work, work
When I started my job on August 1 as "the official" worship leader of The Gate, I had many people ask me "what are you going to be doing"? Before I started this job, I really didn't know. I mean, I had an idea, but not a real grasp on what I would be doing on a day to day basis. In fact, I was wondering if I'd have enough to do.
It turns out, I have more than enough to do. In fact, there are many nights where midnight finds me still at my computer working. True, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday when I'm home (as opposed to Tuesday and Thursday when I'm working at the Poland office for the Mideast Baptist Conference), I have a flexibility that is probably envious to most. I can come and go as I please and schedule appointments for any time of the day. But I have had to discipline myself to not take that flexibility for granted because I have more than enough to keep me busy for eight or more hours a day.
I have one wise friend who knew how working for a church can be all-consuming. And I'm here to say that he was right. (Don't let it go to your head, Rob). Not only am I doing all the graphics for the church, but I'm also doing the music for the worship on Sundays. I'm trying to find people to play in the band, learning new music, practicing existing music with the new members, hosting a small group at my house once a week, meeting with Dave (the pastor of The Gate) to try to get all the details worked out for our launch coming up in a couple of weeks, etc.
We just moved into the Columbiana High School Auditorium. We had our first service there last week. There are some bugs that need worked out with the sound system, so I'll be back out there on Saturday trying to get it figured out. The stage there is huge, so I'll need to do something to bring it in and make it look more intimate. So much to do, so little time. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. But I'm liking it.
I have to go. I have work to do :)