Today is a big day for the Walker Cleavelands – we’re both done with the Ordination Exams and Sarah took the GREs today. It feels so good to have the Ordination Exams behind us, and a little bit intimidating as that means that we can begin to start to look for jobs. So – now I can add “Work on my PIF” to my Reading Week to-do list. PIF stands for Personal Information Form, and is what you send out to churches – likewise, they have CIFs (Church Information Forms) that we can look at to get some basic information about the churches.
So, no more hoops. I am very happy about this – but write this post also knowing that some people will get back less favorable news today – and I know that so much of this is based on the readers of the exams – much more so than the actual writers of the exams.
Sarah will be applying to PhD programs and looking for jobs – and I will be looking for a job as well. I’m sure the next few months will be a very interesting time in our lives, as we negotiate this search process as a couple. With all of that said, if you know of any sweet jobs in your area or church, please let us know about them. I really don’t know what I’m looking for, but hopefully something in college/campus ministry or New Church Development.