Settling into Roles Part 1
The School of Discipleship students have now been here for about four months and have completed four unit studies. They have been out on evangelism trips several times, and have also served in various volunteer projects. Assigned to five different departments, the students are settling nicely into their roles. Today we will be taking a closer look at how three of these students are fitting into their respective roles. We will take a look at the other three at a later date.
Tiffany is both in Church Relations and is an assistant to the Office Administrator. She works out details for church meetings, orders needed supplies, and runs errands, among countless other things. One of the most important things that she has learned is how to communicate effectively and the ability to give satisfactory answers to people’s inquiries. A challenge she has faced is overcoming nervousness as she phones various people. She has sufficiently overcome this nervousness and now enjoys the conversations she has with people over the phone as well as with her colleagues in the office. Through her ensuring that the staff have all the supplies they require, and speakers have all the materials they need, Gospel for Asia is able to carry out its purpose more effectively.
Matthew is working in the Web Department. In this capacity he has been editing many of the older webpages. Recently, he has also been working on social media posts. One of the primary things he has learned is to have an eye for detail, whether it is for coding or social media. Before coming to SD, he had never done any web coding. It was stretching for him to learn how to do this. He really enjoys seeing how the code transforms into a nice website. The fact that thousands of people are affected by what is done in the Web Department excites him. He recognises that the purpose of Gospel for Asia is advanced through the website and social media. Numerous people through this avenue can learn what is being done to further God’s kingdom.
Agatha has been assigned to Donor Services. Her responsibilities include opening mail, replying to emails, processing sponsorships, putting through orders, and taking incoming calls. Through this role, she has realised the importance of serving donors in a greater way than with just a business mind. She has learned to relate to them in a personal way, by listening to what concerns they have and how she can pray for them. The connection of North America with Asia and how many lives here are linked to the work has given her perspective and excitement about what God is doing. Through serving in this capacity, she sees that without Donor Services the work would suffer. It is a means by which funds can reach the field.
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