Welcome to our newest blog feature – Profile. Here we hope to feature some of the faces you’ll see around Harvest City Church and dig a bit deeper into who they are and how they live for Christ in their daily lives.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I have two grown up daughters who live in London. They’re both Christians and attend a church down there. In my spare time I like to read and swim.
How would you describe your work?
I work for a company called British Theatre Dance Association as an administrator. It’s a dance organisation offering accredited qualifications through the ‘Graded Qualifications Alliance’. I have a variety of tasks within the organisation, from typing up examination results, processing memberships and teacher’s registrations, and processing and mailing programmes of study, to dealing with telephone and e-mail queries and taking payments.
Why did you choose that particular job?
I didn’t! You could say it chose me, although I’ve always been employed in some form of clerical/admin work since leaving school. I was temping and in-between posts at the time I was approached by BTDA to help out on reception for a while. Later, I was offered a permanent position. That more-or-less led to the post which I have now.
How do you know if you’ve done a good job at the end of your day?
I’ve done a good job when I feel peaceful about the day’s work and I know in my heart that everything I did was by the rules and that I’ve been able to answer any queries to the best of my ability.
Have you ever been challenged to compromise your beliefs at work?
My beliefs have never been compromised, but working alongside non-Christians can prove trying at times. Keeping up the team spirit without joining in on certain conversations can be difficult; not gossiping or putting others down. I’m quite open about being a Christian and attending church but I don’t go on about it. I answer questions if I’m asked, but that’s not very often. I pray that one day I will be able to share more about God’s promises.
Now that you’re a Harvest Group leader, what are some of the things you want to see happen within your group?
I would like members of my Harvest Group to find meetings light hearted, and not intimidating. The most important thing is that they have God at the centre and a thread of the Holy Spirit running through, showing the heartbeat of Harvest City Church. I would love to see some of my members go through Partnership if they haven’t already, and I want to encourage a positive approach to attending Church and other meetings.