Posts tagged with: career

Blog author: dlohmeyer
posted by on Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I am Acton’s Web Coordinator, which means I’m behind the scenes making sure everything works in regards to our web presence and web communications. My first post to the Acton PowerBlog brings good news, which is to make everyone looking for a career or internship aware that Acton is hiring talented individuals to fill several positions.

We have a very good internship program that runs primarily during the summer. Interns help out departments including programs, media, publications and communications. You might be a web developer or an aspiring theologian; most talented individuals will find something to sharpen their skills in the intern program. Summer interns always help during Acton University, which is an unforgettable experience that introduces you to hundreds of unique people from around the world. If you’re interested you can check out our internship page for additional information.

If you’re finished with college and need a real job, or you’re just looking for a change, we can help you with that too. We’re looking for a great speaker to fill the role of Program Outreach Director. This position involves plenty of travel and you’ll get to meet a lot of new people. If speaking isn’t your strong suit you could apply for the Program Outreach Coordinator position. You’ll be more involved with administrative tasks like making blog posts (probably much better ones than this) and event coordination. The media department has a similar Media Logistics Coordinator opening you could apply for instead. You’ll work with our media department that produces documentaries promoting Acton’s mission and captures the audio and video at our events. If you feel like you mesh well with Acton’s mission and objectives and need a job you may be the person we’re looking for. Visit the careers page for more information about these jobs.

Our main office is located in Grand Rapids, Mich. We accept applications from all around the world, so don’t be shy!

Blog author: jarmstrong
posted by on Tuesday, December 12, 2006

A genuinely thorny pastoral issue that often arose in the course of my counseling was the question of two-career marriages. What should a couple do if the wife wanted/needed to work outside the home when children were present, especially when the children were young? Because I served suburban churches (from 1972-1992) some of my congregants needed to be two-income families just to survive. Others did not but made a choice to pursue two careers anyway. The scenario always varies from place to place. In urban and poorer communities the need for two incomes is so great that there is little choice but to have both husband and wife fully employed at all times. The choice is never an easy one and always filled with real pressures no matter which way you decide to go.

(Continue reading the rest of the article at the ACT 3 website…)

John H. Armstrong is founder and director of ACT 3, a ministry aimed at "encouraging the church, through its leadership, to pursue doctrinal and ethical reformation and to foster spiritual awakening."