A few Sundays ago, I was serving my church — doing what I often do on a Sunday: editing video.
This particular Sunday, there was a church event, so I had my laptop in front of me while precariously balancing a plate of hot dogs (I never did eat them) and a bag of popcorn.
The person across from me asked if I was working.
There’s a difference.
Do the lines get blurred?
In short — no. But I suppose they could.
To be fair, when I worked at a church, those lines did get blurred. Often and almost always.
But now. I work full time in church media.
I serve in a leadership role in church communications.
Media // Communications
There’s definitely potential for some lines to get blurred.
But they don’t.
Work is Monday-Friday 8am-5pm with a short break for lunch. I have some flexibility since I work from home. But my employer honors my time by paying me a fair living wage and providing benefits, so I will honor my time commitment to them.
It’s called: A JOB.
Serving our church comes before work, after work, and on weekends.
To the outsider it could appear that I’m working all the time.
I am not.
I’m blessed to have a job I truly enjoy, co-workers who are more like friends, and the knowledge that my work is making an impact for Jesus’ Bride — the church.
I’m equally blessed to serve our family church in a role that merges my ability, affinity, and affirmations.
I’m able to separate the two and draw boundaries.
Is it easy? No. But doable.
I’ll dive into how I do this in a later post. But for now – no blurry lines.