I recently explored a return to church work. Not in the same capacity as before, but generally a “working for a church” job. Ultimately our family felt that God wasn’t in that move. So we stayed planted. But it was odd to think of working for a church when I wasn’t called to do that particular work. I know that a lot of people do. Right now, I’m working for an AV company and that isn’t my calling.
I work for PSAV. I work on corporate shows, loading in gear, running the events and loading the gear out. It’s a decent gig with good benefits. I wish it paid more. But God has always provided, and every bill has been paid on time.
Still, that’s not my calling.
What am I called to do? Create TV/Video/Film from a biblical worldview that appeals to younger audiences. By “younger” I mean under age 50.
So, my dream job is a way to do that and make a living. What does that look like? Not really sure.
Maybe I will just do one project that is financially successfully. Peculiar
, for as well as it has been received
, has not earned back the money it took to make it
. Not yet anyway. I’m still looking for the scripted religious TV financial model.
Maybe there is a church that is inspired to do non traditional TV and looking to hire a producer. I would love to have the budget that some of my previous church’s spent on traditional broadcasting to do a show or two. Maybe there is a TV station or distributor looking to do the same.
I don’t know. In the mean time, I work to make ends meet and I work to fulfill the calling on my life. Some day those might be the same.