Thursday, November 01, 2007

Change of Employment

Over three months ago, C and I attended Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University DVD re-shoot. Sitting in as the studio audience, we took the whole 13 week course in 9 nights. It was kind of like drinking from the fire hose.

Since that time, God has been opening doors and kicking me through them. My friend Brett K. started working there and has been telling me all about it for months. What started as a lunch to talk about FoxyCart, turned into a series of interviews. Having started with Every Nation Ministries over 6 years ago straight out of college, it was not an easy decision to make. I got advice from a lot of people I respect, prayed, fasted, and listened. In the end, the decision was made clear.

My last day as a full time employee of Every Nation is November 9th. I'm taking a position at Dave Ramsey as a web developer that will give me the opportunity to learn from an enterprise level development team (over 18 people with 12 more on the way). I'm super excited about what they are accomplishing and feel so blessed that I can be a part of it. I'm also already seeing how much change is going to come about in my character. I believe God is going to stretch me in really, really good ways.

The downside, or course, is leaving this organization that I love so much. After my junior year in college, Every Nation Ministries (Victory Campus at the time) introduced me to the concept of discipleship. For the first time in my life I was reading my Bible consistently and getting victory over sin. The relationships around me were drawing me closer to God instead of pulling me away. I started to see God's purpose for my life unfold.

I'll never forget how blessed I've been to serve so many incredible missionaries all over the world. I know I have friendships on every continent and will work at keeping those relationships connected. I'm also going to be available as a consultant for Every Nation to help fulfill our goal to reach every nation with the good news of Jesus Christ.

It's a big change, but I'm super excited about it. It's been so encouraging to hear many of my friends and coworkers share that excitement with me. Thank you all so much for supporting me in the next stage of my life.

Let the adventure continue!

5 comments:

Mike Henry said...

Sure, it may make things challenging for a time, but I'm excited for you and look forward to hearing all the new things you are learning! Maybe some of them will be helpful for Every Nation. Anyways, from everything you've shared it sounds like a really great opportunity.

amy drake said...

luke, i forgot about your blog!

congratulations on the new job. i know that this was a difficult decision for you to make, and i'm very happy for you!

best,
amy

Fii said...

Congratulations Luke. I am sure you will be sorely missed not just locally in the Every Nation office, but on an international level as well!

Lynn said...

hey luke -- congrats! i'm sure you will do a great job with dave ramsey. thanks for all you contributions and hard work in EN! :)

danny van ommen said...

hey luke! stay on googletalk. keep in touch man!