today, i was offered a job with Starbucks. they're going to be opening a new store here in GP, and they've asked me to manage it for them. i initially applied as an assistant manager, thinking that because all i've done since i was 20 is Youth Ministry, that i didn't have the business savvy to manage as the guy in charge. they thought otherwise.
it turns out that they have a heavy philosophy of coaching and development of their staff, which is really what i've been doing for the last 8 years in Youth work - coaching and developing. there's a real desire within the corporate structure of Starbucks (from what i've observed through this process so far) to be a people company that serves coffee, and not a coffee company that serves people.
so, in the next couple of weeks, i'll be starting a new chapter in my life. i'll do what i can to update the blog along the way. oh, and the really cool part of this whole deal: if it all works out, my store will be walking distance from where we currently live.