A Conversationalist

I’ve decided to change my job title.

Currently I’m known as a Youth Pastor, a Ministry Coordinator, or a Missionary, but I don’t think any of those fit. I want to change my title.  When people come up to me and ask, “What do you do for a living?” I want to reply, “I am a conversationalist.”

I want to be a conversationalist. That is how I want to be known.


Because I love conversations, and I want to have more of them. Conversations bring life into me. They revive me, and let me know that I have a deeper purpose in this all. Conversations remind me that it is not about me. They stretch me. There is no plan when you enter into conversation. No outline, no notes, and no training. Conversations are spontaneous. Advice given is only given from experience. Depth shared is shared based on trust.

It is not that I have anything against being a youth pastor, or a ministry coordinator, or a missionary. I’m just learning that what I love the most about these jobs is the conversations I get to have as a result of them. It is the conversations that keep me wanting to be a youth pastor/missionary.

Give me a diner booth with a friend/student any day and I’ll know I have a purpose.

If you could change your job title what would it be?


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About Jeremiah Dowling

I write poetry and take crazy pictures in an Orange Chair all over the United States while reading amazing books.

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