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Business Director, Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, Indio, CA
Business Operations Director, Kitsap Rescue Mission, Bremerton, WA
Care Support Specialist, Light of Life Ministries, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Case Manager Women & Family Shelter, Morning Star Mission Ministries, Inc., Joliet, IL
Chief Administration Officer CAO, Rockford Rescue Mission, Rockford, IL
Chief Operations Officer COO, Rockford Rescue Mission, Rockford, IL
Controller, Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles, CA
Cook, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, Seattle, WA
Counseling Program Manager, The Rescue Mission Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
Development and Communications Director, Samaritan Ministries of Hot Springs, Inc., Hot Springs , AR
Development Director, Home of Grace, Vancleave, MS
Development Manager, Bread of Life Mission, Seattle, WA
Director, Open Door Mission, Rochester, NY
Director of Operations, Fairhaven Rescue Mission, Covington, KY
Director of the Women & Children's Center, Helping Up Mission, Inc., Baltimore, MD
Director-San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission, Rescue Mission Alliance, Oxnard, CA
Donor Services Representatives, Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles, CA
Driver, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, Seattle, WA
Executive Director, Fairhaven Rescue Mission, Covington, KY
Executive Director, Geauga Faith Rescue Mission, Chardon, OH
Executive Director, Stability First, Martinsville, IN
Executive Director, Lewis County Gospel Mission, Chehalis, WA
Executive Director, Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission, Toledo, OH
Executive Director - Gospel Rescue Mission, Bridge Street Mission, Abbotsford, WI
Family Recovery Program Director, St. Matthew's House, Naples, FL
Guest Services Manager, Shelter KC, Kansas City, MO
Lead Recovery Coach, Shelter KC, Kansas City, MO
Maintenance, Morning Star Mission Ministries, Inc., Joliet, IL
Major Gifts Officer, Union Rescue Mission, Wichita, KS
Mental Health Counselor, The Rescue Mission Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
Nonprofit Management Department Chair (online), City Vision University, Kansas City, MO
Operations Manager, Central Union Mission, Washington, DC
Overnight Shelter Supervisor, Morning Star Mission Ministries, Inc., Joliet, IL
Part-Time Counselor (Youth-Focused), Seattle's Union Gospel Mission
Philanthropy Officer, Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles, CA
PRN Residential Care Mentor, Shelter KC, Kansas City, MO
Program Director: Justin's Place Women, St. Matthew's House, Naples, FL
Recovery and Addictions Pastor/Lead Instructor, Cookeville Rescue Mission, Cookeville, TN
Residential Coordinator_Cornerstone Manor Facility, Buffalo City Mission, Buffalo, NY
Resource Advocate, Open Door Mission, Glens Falls, NY
Safety Coordinator, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, Seattle, WA
Safety Team Member, Open Door Mission, Glens Falls, NY
Shelter Monitor, Kitsap Rescue Mission, Bremerton, WA
Short-Term Living Coordinator Men's Ministry, Lebanon Rescue Mission, Inc., Lebanon, PA
Social Work/Clinical Manager, Denver Rescue Mission, Denver, CO
VP of Recovery Programs, St. Matthew's House, Naples, FL
Women's New Life Growth Manager, Portland Rescue Mission, Portland, OR
Women's Program Director, New Life Mission, Melbourne, FL
Live Your Calling Every Day
For years I thought I had to be a traditional pastor or missionary to fulfill my calling. Year by year, I felt less fulfilled because I thought I was missing out on what God made me for. I believed the lie that unless my calling became a career, I was destined to be restless, mediocre, and unfulfilled.
Then God highlighted Ezra 7:10 to me. In the Message translation, it says,
Ezra had committed himself to studying the Revelation of God, to living it, and to teaching Israel to live its truths and ways.
Since then, I’ve made it my personal mission and purpose, boiling it down to three short sentences: Study the Bible. Do what it says. Teach others to do the same.
My calling isn’t locked up in a career. I don’t have to be a “pastor” to become the person God destined me to be! I don’t have to be in professional ministry to do what the Word says. I don’t have to be in a pulpit every Sunday to help others do the same. If you are struggling with the idea that your purpose is tied to a position, consider that you can do exactly what you were made for right now, regardless of your job.
If God has called you to something, then do it every day for the rest of your life, regardless of your title. Your spiritual gifts and calling don’t rely on your career. Don’t miss out on the joy and fulfillment that God made you for.
No more waiting around. Change your corner of the world for Jesus.
Written by Jordan Loftis and reprinted with permission from shortdailydevotions.com
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