As you know if you’ve been keeping up on my posts or reading my Twitter updates, my church has been looking at some significant budget cuts.
You might be wondering what I do…My official title is Co-director of Praise Bands. Basically, it is an associate worship leader type position with a focus on leading the band for our weekend services. I am paid to work 20 hours a week.
I was hired exactly a year ago to this position, and it has been one of the best years of my life.
With all that said, once it was announced that cuts were being made I was immediately nervous. I am the youngest person on staff, I’m not overly qualified for the position, and I don’t have much tenure.
I found out yesterday morning that I am safe from the job cuts. Without being told by anyone, it is pretty obvious that I am barely safe.
It is a humbling position to be in. Incredibly humbling. In a way I can’t describe. Many of my co-workers lost their jobs or had hours cut. Even some of the people I am closest with. It is almost harder to know that I barely made it, while seeing some my close friends having to suffer.
I want to thank you for your prayers and for your support through this. Life moves on (and it would have even if I got laid off), and I’m thankful that God continues to provide for us through this job.