Tuesday, October 27, 2009

High Expectations

For those of you who don't know, I found a place to be! I am the new Associate Minister for Youth for a small UCC congregation in the Connecticut Conference.

My new position is both exciting and terrifying—as it should be! I'm primarily responsible for the youth ministry of the church I'm serving. But more than that, I'm expected to expand and grow that youth ministry into something bigger! Bigger in numbers of youth involved, bigger in ecumenical and even interfaith terms! I wonder how I am going to do some of what I'm expected to one day accomplish here without violating the separation of church and state...

Anyway, I'd hoped to have the blog all updated and shiny and new looking right when I came into this new position, but very quickly other tasks rose to the top of my "to do" list. So instead I've been here just long enough to fall down once or twice. But what else is new? I'm human. I make mistakes. I hope that what matters is that I apologize up front and learn from my mistakes as I go.

In all honesty, I'd rather make mistakes and learn something new than do everything perfect the first time and never learn anything. And I hope the world can cut me some slack when I do.

I promise to do the same for the world.

Be good to each other!
Rev. Josh


Effie said...

It's so nice to hear from you again. <3

Rev. Josh said...
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Rev. Josh said...

Wow, I just needed to edit one word and had to delete the whole thing. hrm. Anyway, I was going to say that more work means less WoW... though I haven't seen y'all there (not their) either. Y'all been hiding?

Effie said...

Not intentionally! Rosha's on another server a lot of the time, and I've been really busy trying to get a youth choir started here. We've been around more this week than we have in the previous month, I think.

We need a new way to keep in touch; WoW isn't doing it. :)