Last week I was at the ReachGlobal national office in Minneapolis to interview to transition from short-term to long-term service on the Rome City Team. There were 13 of us interviewing in total: 5 “Change of Status” [transitioning], and 8 Candidates [new to the organization]. Those of us transitioning had a time of debriefing, before the others arrived, in which we had the opportunity to talk with organization staff, get counsel from Pastoral Care about transitioning, and have discussion with one another about how our short-term experience had been.
The other days were spent discussing ReachGlobal distinctives and particulars, sharing our stories of how God has called us to full-time ministry, spending time with a counselor, and interviewing with several organization staff about various areas of health. ReachGlobal has a strong commitment to health [spiritual, relational, mental, physical, etc.], so all the staff want to insure that each candidate is a good fit for ReachGlobal and that ReachGlobal is a good fit for each candidate.
It was great to spend time at the national office getting to know the staff better, catching up with friends, and meeting other amazing people who have a passion to see hearts come to know Jesus all over the world.
Yesterday, I received my invitation to become a long-term ReachGlobal staff member! Going forward, I will continue with more training to better equip me for this new position, starting with another event at the national office in August. I will also continue to build on my ministry partnership team. If you are interested in joining my team and supporting financially, either monthly or with a special gift, please visit the EFCA website, click “Give Now,” and put “Account #1488 – Creamer” in the Designation field. Or you can contact me for information about other methods of giving.
I am so excited about this next leg of the journey. It’s so encouraging to see so many of our personnel transitioning to long-term staff, and I’m thrilled to be one of them.
And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
– Matthew 9:35-38