I have been continuing to explore what is mine to do as the work of my ministry. I shared with my monthly ministers’ group this morning that living on a mountain has its challenges when it comes to finding jobs, specifically in the area of hospice chaplaincy. I currently hold a job in Covina, CA as a hospice chaplain, except there are no patients at this time for me to see. I have applied for positions in the desert, Beaumont, the Inland Empire, and Murrieta. I have opened myself up to full-time work if that comes available.
I have started writing, including this blog, and my focus will be on supporting others in loss and other areas of need. The group suggested doing my work online (join the 21st century, they say!). I am imagining how that would work, and what it would look like. It could be offering online groups, giving talks and more.
I follow several people who post webinars on areas of pastoral care and compassionate care. I could do that! Getting in touch with them could open up some possibilities, so I will do that – Step One.
The facilitator of our ministers’ group offered to talk with me about ideas, so I will take him up on his offer – Step Two.
I want to explore the idea of establishing a Focus Ministry in this area through Centers for Spiritual Living – Step Three.
I am open to suggestions and connections from readers of this post as well.