End of Summer already - hope you had a good one!

I'm sure many of you are gearing up for return to school, return from a slower pace while anticipating all the good things God has in store for us in this new season.

New Place

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve written. Just moved to Winchester, VA - into a wonderful new home that on a clear day offers an amazing view of the Blue Ridge mountains.

And the contracting job in IT Project Management I took a few months ago in Gaithersburg, MD, has worked out so I only have to drive 70 miles each way a few days a week. The other days I can work here.

Thank God for Handimart and Martins Food and Pharmacy - they have free wireless so working remotely is actually possible.

Getting Internet service is like mining gold here. It takes 3 to 4 weeks! Not real convenient when I take for granted basic services. I’m learning it’s possible to live without it.

New Church Search

My wife and I have been discussing the difference between churches we visit.

One church is small, makes you feel there’s a place for you. But small churches have trouble with burn out. Some of you can relate to that feeling. It can be a difficult place.

One church is large and the thought is - if I need a break I can get one. And I can help more people here without having to feel like, unless I do, nothing will happen.

We know that Christians who have been taught for several years don’t need to hear more teaching. They need to help people who are not as far along in their journey learn and be encouraged. They need to serve them and free them up to learn and grow.

One practical way to do this is help with family needs so each one can achieve maximum benefit from learning opportunities churches offer.

So the point of our church search is to find the people God wants us to serve.

Unless the teaching is not Biblical, we want to go with serving people as our goal.

Wanted - Your Worship Leader and Church Musician Stories

Changing gears here, I’m wondering if some of you could help me out with a little experiment.

Would you be interested in contributing the benefit of your experience to other people who read this newsletter or who frequent church-musician-jobs.com.?

I’ve recently updated some pages for you to contribute your experiences in a way that you can also share with others. Check out these pages to get started.

Offer help for Christian Job Seekers

Encourage Young Worship Leaders

I started Church Musician Jobs not just as a way to share what I’ve learned over the years serving churches with music, but also to give worship leaders a voice as technology becomes available to do so easily.

On behalf of all those who will learn from your input - thank you for checking out this new feature.

Contribute what you’ve learned to help those who follow you avoid some of the pain you went through. You can have a greater influence reaching more people just by entering your story.

Thanks for reading.

May God bless you richly as you obey His call!

All the best,
Jim Snedeker

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