I've submitted my resume' 37 times. That is shy of my 4 a week goal, but not too much.
Out of those 37 churches, I've heard back from maybe 5. Most of those sent a simple message saying they would be in touch if they were interested in me.
A few of them flat out shot me down (I’m a poor fit for any Charismatic or Pentecostal churches, I don’t practice and of those gifts)
I made it to the 'second round' with at least one church and I had another tell me I was in their top ten, but not their top four, so they might be in touch, but don't wait on it.
To be honest I'm a little frustrated and more than a little disappointed.
Did I think this was going to be easy or quick? I say no, but apparently I had unrealistic subconscious expectations. (I was kind of hoping to have given notice at my current job by now)
I have garnered a few good things out of all this sending and waiting.
1. Rejection is getting easier. I was truly excited to be rejected but in someone's top ten. Being an artistic type person, I'm usually bad at being rejected.
2. I've begun to enjoy spending a few minutes praying for a church before I send them my resume'. It helps me stay grounded and ok with the fact that I may never pray for them again.
So I keep praying that God would give me patience to wait on his timing and the perseverence to continue searching.