Out With The Old, In With The New — My New Job

by Bobby Gilles

in Exhortations And Musings

For nearly six years I’ve served on full-time staff in Communications ministry at Sojourn Community Church. This is a “global” position, meaning that the Communications team serves each of Sojourn’s four campuses.

As a member and deacon, I’ve been a part of our New Albany, Indiana campus since the campus launched in 2011. In fact, Kristen and I live in New Albany, five minutes from the campus.

For the past couple months, I’ve been in a transitional role at Sojourn, in preparation to transfer full time to the Sojourn New Albany staff, where I will be the deacon in charge of campus operations and our Community Life. For those of you interested in this kind of thing, you can see my full LinkedIn profile and job description here.

For most of my time on Sojourn’s staff, I was Director of Communications. This past summer, Sojourn hired my friend Lindsey Poenie for this role, while I transferred to the transitional title Content Strategist. For the rest of 2014 my main duties included the creation and curation of content on the new sojournchurch.com, designed by Josh Starr of Solid Giant, with graphic layout & design direction and support by Chris Bennett. We made a great team, and I’m proud of how the site looks on a variety of devices and operating systems.

I also worked with Josh to create individual sermon podcasts for each Sojourn campus on iTunes, like Sojourn New Albany’s here, and I assisted Lindsey and her Comm team by editing and writing for special projects and weekly materials. I’m so honored to have worked with this team, every one of whom are godly, talented women and men.

Now, I’m excited to have begun fully stepping into my role at Sojourn New Albany, which is led by Pastor Jonah Sage. I love this church — the members, community group, the leadership, and all the staff and interns that I’ll be working with each day. I’m sure I’ll blog about it from time to time, here at MySongInTheNight.com — mistakes, successes, things I’ll learn and things we do that may be helpful to others in my position.

I’d appreciate your prayers as I step into this new role. Thanks, friends.


Matt Heerema January 8, 2015 at 6:24 pm

Congrats! May God bless you and keep you in this new role.

solidgiant January 8, 2015 at 11:10 pm

I loved working with you on the new Sojourn site Bobby! It was by far my favorite project of 2014. 🙂

Shannon Lewis January 9, 2015 at 11:16 pm

Bro… sounds like a great step for you! So glad to hear all the ways God’s blessing you guys of late! Hope I get to see you again, one day! Blessings!

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