The real catch is that they are less interested in what you know and more interested in how you handle pressure. (If you're a Star Trek fan, think Kobiyashi Maru and you'll be on track.) We already had to take several psych tests that ask us questions like, "If you could attempt any profession, would you like to be a florist" and "Do you often have trouble with constipation?" (For more on this from another guy going through it, visit Steve Thompson's blog)
Yeah... great questions, huh?
Anyway... that's where we will be the next couple of days. Pray we get a green light to do the church plant, but first and foremost please pray that God's best plan is chosen whether or not that involves us getting what we want. Because what we really want is what he wants.
Oh yeah... and pray for our boys, too, while they are away from us for a few days. We start at 8:30am tomorrow (Monday) and our first day lasts until midnight.
This is why we moved here in faith. It would be nice if this all has a happy ending, but even nicer if it has a God-sized ending. Pray that if both are the same thing we find out this week as we're being prodded and poked to see what we're capable of.
"Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize." (1 Corinthians 9:25-27, a bit out of context)