Decided to quit my job

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  1. mommix3

    mommix3 Active Member

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    Not my full time job, but My little part time job in the nursery of the church that my family is a member of. I want to attend church with my family and I'm tired of being stuck in the nursery instead of being a part of the congregation. I took the job originally as a temporary position to help someone out. Was told it would only be Sunday mornings. I would still attend ladies bible study on Wednesdays. Then I started getting pulled out of bible study to work the nursery. And now I'm also working Sunday night and I'm missing the Women's conference that my church is putting on because I have to be in the nursery. I asked for time off to attend, but was told no. I LOVE being in there playing and loving on the kids, but I NEED TO HAVE SOME CHURCH TIME TOO! Even though I try to do bible study outside of church I need to be with other believers to worship and grow. I don't even feel like I'm a part of the church anymore. I don't mind serving but I'd rather do it when I feel like going in and not every single service or special event. I want to be a part of our church body. Please pray for me.. I'm a little bit nervous about the decision. It's a paid job and we could use the money, but I KNOW that God will take care of our needs and also feel that I would be able to serve better in the church body by not being segregated into the nursery. I have prayed about it and feel that it's the best decision. I'm telling the lady in charge tomorrow after church.

    My issue with serving comes from being asked to fill in for the youth pastor and I was told only this once since I had prior responsibilities. And at that time, our church had lost a lot of members and we only had maybe 6 kids in the nursery and 8 workers. Now we are up to 12 kids and still 8 workers. I just don't understand why we need so many workers and besides, we are all getting paid and sometimes there's not any kids and we are still required to stay. And I don't feel like it's a good stewardship of the money that's given to the church. I have a lot of issues with the whole situation.
     
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  3. Lindina

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    Can't blame you there at all, mommi. We lost our nursery worker (the ONE we had), because she felt the same way. Not only lost her from the nursery but from the church as well! She felt like nobody cared whether she was there or not.
     
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    I keep saying I'm giving my notice, but then I chicken out. Was going to do it today, but nursery leader was out sick. I'm typing up a letter of resignation today and taking it to the office tomorrow. Found someone to work for me so I can go to the Women's Conference. So YAY!!
     
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    Good for you!!! There needs to be a rotating schedule or something so one person doesn't have it all dumped on them!!
     
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    Gave my "verbal" 2 weeks notice, but I am required to give it in writing. So I'm going to type it up tonight and take it to the church office tomorrow morning and back dating it to today. She wants me to stay put while they wait for applicants from the newspaper ad but I'm not going to. I'll stay for 2 weeks and that's it. No longer. Just for the simple reason that I've prayed about this and feel like this is what I need to do. It's hard to know that I'm leaving them with a need though.
     
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    Good for you!
     
  9. Katie Wing

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    I can totally understand your position. We just moved to the Houston area. We are in a larger church. Now I can volunteer in one service, and go to church with my family in the second service. Your spiritual walk comes first. You are no good to anyone if you do not get a chance to fuel up spiritually.
     
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    It's been almost a month since I left the nursery job. I do still go in and volunteer but only for sunday school when the regular teacher is out. I was told that I would still get paid for doing that but I refused to "clock in". If I'm teaching kids the word of God, I'm going to do it as a service to the Lord not for a paycheck and besides, if I took it on Sunday morning, I'm still obligated to continue to work if they need me on other days of the week. I flat out refused to work Wednesdays because I want to go to bible study. Anyway, When I turned in my written notice I made sure to state that I was leaving for my spiritual health. My last official Sunday, the lady in charge went around and let everyone know that from here on out everyone is welcome to attend church at least once a month if they choose. Either our church or another. Then the next Sunday, the sermon was about gathering together with your church body and how you need to be connected in order to continue your walk. Not that you can't have a walk with Christ if you don't, but that it's super hard not to have the support and accountability of your brothers and sisters in Christ. I struggled with my decision for several months but felt so strongly about my conviction that I had to listen to what I felt God was telling me to do. I am so very glad I did. I was concerned about the money that I would be loosing and prayed about it and still felt like I needed to move on and that God would take care of that situation. I will know Tuesday if I get a promotion at my full time job. God is so good ALL THE TIME. Even if I don't get the promotion and the raise, I know that God will take care of me and my family.
     

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