Church Sofa Reflections #2: The end of an era

For the last 8 or 9 months the two Andy’s of The Church Sofa have not only worked together on The Church Sofa but we also worked together, well, at work. We’ve been supporting some of the many people using the internet in a variety of ways. From telling people that as their internet supplier we can’t help them set up their printer to teaching them where the ‘Enter’ key is and to genuinely fixing the internet from time to time.
This sadly is not going to be the case much longer as I’m not going to be working with the other Andy much longer. But don’t worry I’ll still be here on the sofa as much as possible and hopefully will get some fantastic ideas for future posts as I’ll now be leaving my job and starting a new one. Hopefully a place where I can much more easily see that I’m serving God and being a blessing to people.

That being said I’m sure we’ve all heard that we can serve God in everything and that what is in our hearts is what counts. 1 Samuel 16 tells us of how God chose David through Samuel. One of the main things to come out of this is that God looks at the heart not the outward appearance as we so often do. In my new post working with young people, it may be easier to see that I’m serving God as you could say that it’s more like ‘mission’ (wish I could think of a better way of saying that). But all work can be serving God and giving our praise and worship to God if we do it with the right attitude and who knows what that one nice comment to someone you don’t know at the end of the phone might mean to them, or taking that little bit more time to help them with something you don’t have to.

Do you all like your jobs?
How do you deal with feeling unsettled at work?
Do you feel God has called you to your job?
How can you serve God more at work?

Do you have experience of Soul?

Recently I’ve been pondering over the “Soul” section of the Christianity Explored. Now I think it looks quite glossy and almost cool. Has anyone out there got experience of using this DVD in their youth club? Would it be suitable to a bunch of young teens who struggle with staying still, and dont really want to hear about God?