The difference between work and service
I used to work for Jesus. Okay, to be perfectly honest, the treasurer at Covenant Baptist Church signed my paycheck. But in seminary we were taught that ministers really work for Jesus. So I always felt like Jesus was my real boss. I certainly had a title that emphasized my connection to Jesus. I was the pastor of a church, a local gathering of the body of Christ.
In my mind, Covenant Baptist Church was middle management. Jesus was the CEO.
So yeah, I worked for Jesus – sort of. And I worked for Covenant Baptist Church – also sort of. It was kind of a messy arrangement. But still, I always got a warm glow at the thought that I was working for the man upstairs.
Now I work for this guy and this guy. They are businessmen. They make products and sell them to people. They’re good guys, honest and hard-working. And the products they design serve a useful purpose in the world. I also have a new title. I am the Director of Internet Development and Social Media Integration for Philanthromax....
FYI for any who are interested in details about my new job. I work for Philanthromax. We are nonprofit fundraising experts who produce complex financial analysis and indexing tools. Our newest tool is PhilanthroDEX, an indexing and forecasting instrument to track and predict nonprofit giving trends in the United States.