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I resigned from my job this morning

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in personal | 15 comments

I resigned from my job this morning

This morning I did something that I’ve only done once before: I turned in a two weeks’ notice. I resigned from my current job working for Southeastern Seminary in their IT department, and in two weeks, I will start a new job with CtiPath.

My family and I are excited about this change. While I enjoyed working for the seminary – and I especially enjoyed the people who I worked with – the seminary pays very little, so I’ve had to work extra jobs for the 10 years since I started working for them. You see, at first, I came to seminary to be a professional, vocational pastor, so this job was supposed to be temporary. When my beliefs about “professional, vocational ministry” changed, I had to change the direction of my vocation as well.

Also, for the last several years, I’ve been in the dissertation phase of my PhD studies. I have not had time to work on my dissertation (or anything else) because of those extra jobs. Now, that should change. I plan to have more time to work on my dissertation.

What about blogging? Will my blogging change? Perhaps. I don’t know. Blogging takes much less time for me than many people think. However, it’s possible that my blogging frequency or schedule will change. We’ll find out in the next few weeks.

So, I just wanted to keep you posted about what is going on with us personally. This is an exciting time for us, and we’re looking forward to what God has in store through this new job.


15 Comments

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  1. 10-29-2012

    Thanks for sharing Alan! I know you will do well at your new job. I hope you can keep blogging. I appreciate your posts.

  2. 10-29-2012

    Best Wishes!

  3. 10-29-2012

    May you have peace as you transition ~ I am relatively new to reading your posts & commenting, and have appreciation for them ~ praying GOD’S absolute BEST for you, your family, and the dissertation phase in your studies!

  4. 10-29-2012

    Blessings on your new adventure with God! Enjoying your blog. Thanks.

  5. 10-29-2012

    But how will you serve God if you aren’t working for a Christian organization?

  6. 10-29-2012

    Alan be blessed in your worthy journey.

  7. 10-29-2012

    YEA GOD and Yea Alan!

    I am glad to hear of your change of scenery! You will do well, My Dear Brother! I look forward to hearing more about your new job and new adventures in the Kingdom! Abundant GRACE to you and your family during these days filled with change!

  8. 10-29-2012

    Great testimony of your growth in grace. Praying for your best in Christ!

  9. 10-29-2012

    Congratulations, Alan!

  10. 10-29-2012

    Go get ‘em, Alan! May our Father’s hand of favor be upon you, sir.

  11. 10-29-2012

    Good luck in your new job! A change is as good as a holiday, as the saying goes. It can be very refreshing to have a fresh start.

    – Kathleen

  12. 10-29-2012

    Congratulations and blessings on this new season.

  13. 10-30-2012

    Alan,

    Congratulations! I hope it all works out for you. I’m thrilled for you that you will have more time to work on your dissertation. God bless!

  14. 10-31-2012

    I have appreciated your posts. What is CtiPath?

  15. 11-1-2012

    Thank you everyone for the kind words!

    Martina,

    CtiPath is a new IT services company in the Raleigh, NC area.

    -Alan