Friday, March 28, 2008

Wheaton Acadamy Interview

As, I mentioned in my last post, Tim had an interview with Wheaton Academy. The process actually started back in February. Tim filled out the initial application and sent it in. At that point, he had no idea how competitive and complicated the process would end up being.

Once Wheaton Academy reviewed is initial application, they gave him the go ahead to fill out the FULL application - which ended up being like 14 pages of essays about doctrine and teaching practices! It took him forever to fill out.

So after that was sent in -end of February, We waited to hear back. Finally we heard back that they wanted to see him for the first round of inteviews. That interview took place last Wednesday, March 26th. The interview lasted almost 2 hours! He thought that it went well as far as he could tell. But while he was at the interview, he found out that more there were over 60 applicants for this one position! Only 15 had been chosen to come in for the first interview. Only 5 will be called back for the 2nd round of the interview process, and out of those 5 only 1 will be CHOSEN!

Isn't that just crazy?! We had no idea that it was that competitive. IF he gets called back, we will most likely know by the end of April, he will have to go back for a FULL day at the school. He would teach a few classes, eat lunch with the kids, and spend some time with the other Bible faculty members.

After that day, IF he all goes well, he would be called back again.
The position is to teach Systematic Theology and World Views to high schoolers full-time. If the Lord would work this out, he would certainly love the opportunity. It would mean that we would have to move a little bit south. But we are not making any plans yet. I have every confidence that the Lord knows what is best for us. And He will certainly open this door or close it according to His Sovereign plan.

Thank you for your love and prayers. We will keep you updated!


Don & Katrina Hines said...

Oh my word! That is quite insane! But, knowing Tim, he'll at least be in that top 5, if not chosen to be the one. He has been blessed by a great gift of teaching . . . we'll continue to pray that you are content with the Lord's leading, as He already has the answer. He is good! Thanks for the update . . . I've been wondering how it went!

jeileenbaylor said...

Thanks Kat - good to know people are thinking of us and praying for us. We love you!

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Karis said...

Wow -- must be quite the job if over 60 people are applying for one position.

Praise the Lord for the previous teaching experience Tim has. We will be interested to find out if this is where God wants Tim to be.