Well everyone, after a two-and-a-half month hiatus, I’m slowly figuring out how to best utilize my time as I’m now basically working two jobs in one. That’s right. In addition to my handful of usual tasks for CoMission, I am now also employed as my church’s new receptionist/administrative assistant. I’m in the church office four days a week but I’m learning to multitask and divide my time for each position so as not to limit myself to just one mere day a week for the things I have to do for CoMission. No matter how few or how much they seem to be.
While my initial hope was to find a second person for me to share the office with two days a week, I’m somehow enjoying---even thriving on---the busyness of what could be considered a job and a half. Especially now as I’m learning how to reorient my flexibility. I don’t have nearly as much free time as before when I was just serving with CoMission but I’m finding that taking a few hours out of the office once or twice a week won’t always put me behind on my duties. And I’m not opposed to staying in the office an hour or two late every once in a while to play catch-up if necessary. Regardless, my goal is to spend at least an hour (out of seven) on a CoMission task or two each day while in the office because it’s rare that I spend a full seven hours each day on office tasks anyway.
Now, multitasking between some bookkeeping and/or document editing for CoMission and a few office projects is one thing, but trying to multitask between office work and writing a blog (which probably takes an average of three hours) is significantly more difficult due to the amount of research, focus, and thought processing that’s required. That being said, my blog routine might start to look a little different. Instead of just sitting down to type away for two to three hours one time a week, I will have to start taking a more gradual process of what might be researching and/or writing for just 30-45-minutes at a time several days a week. Of course, there’s always the opportunity of staying in the office an hour late or arriving at the office an hour early, which is always feasible but we’ll see how it goes. Also, my writing routine might decrease from weekly posts to bi-weekly posts, but that also might be something I’ll have to play by ear as the months progress.
As a conclusion to this post, let me just say that I am very excited about being able to get back to writing this blog again (no doubt my favorite part of my one and a half jobs) and sharing lots of good content. Content that not only represents what CoMission is about as a college ministry, but content that will hopefully inspire and encourage you as the reader in your walk with Christ, no matter what stage of life you’re in.
Lastly, I want to share a piece of scripture that our CoMission staff have been clinging to as a means of casting, catching, and holding onto the vision we have, not only for the college campus, but for the world. “....I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’” Revelation 7:9-10
I serve on staff as both Receptionist and Administrative Assistant for Gulf Coast Community Church and as Executive/Administrative Assistant for CoMission, the church's college outreach ministry. My role in CoMission specifically, includes bookkeeping, calendar oversight, document editing and of course, my favorite part: writing this blog. My hope for this blog is to help you get a feel for what the heartbeat of CoMission is about as I share various content on the topics of discipleship, evangelism, college outreach strategies, and everything in between. I'll even share an occasional update on the current events of CoMission as we strive to raise and equip disciples for the sake of the Gospel on the USFSP campus. May you be well informed and encouraged with every post. To Him be the glory.