I’ve maintained blog silence for a little while because I knew a change in my job was imminent, but I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. Effective October 1, my status as an employee at my church was reduced from full-time to 10 hours a week, at my request.
Now that I’ve gained a little distance from the decision and had some time to adjust and reflect on it, I decided it was time to make that public. I still have thoughts about youth ministry, and I still want to be a part of the conversation about the future of youth ministry. My decision has nothing to do with my commitment to youth ministry, but it does have to do with my convictions regarding the future of the church. More on that later.
In the meantime, I’ve started my own business as a freelance small business website developer and designer. I have a handful of clients so far for whom I’m building websites and helping with their Facebook presence and their email marketing. We’ll see where that goes, but in the short-term it has kept me busy.
So that’s where I’m at. More later on the reasons behind the decision and what I think it means moving forward.
Josh Read says
Hey Matt, I’m praying for you. This is a huge decision and I pray that the Lord rewards your faith and obedience.
Thank you, Josh.