Interview Update

Charles Kiser —  December 19, 2007 — 3 Comments

I just wanted to share the results of our interview today with Apartment Life (see the post below entitled “Apartment Life” for some context).

In short, the interview went incredibly well. We instantly connected with Jeff, our interviewer. I think we allayed his concerns about our vocational stability (given we’re starting a new church) and religious heritage (we exploded his stereotypes about COC people—then again, we’re not really your average COC people).

At the end of the interview he was very clear that he wanted us to serve as a CARES Team. It was good news and very affirming.

We’re not completely in the clear, however. We have to put the rest of our placement process in God’s hands. While we’ve been “approved” as a potential team, the timing of our placement will depend on the availability of an apartment consistent with our moving timeline.

It will depend on two things: Apartment Life receiving a request from an apartment community in Uptown for a CARES team; and that apartment community desiring the team to move in quickly (i.e., February 2008).

There’s a chance that Apartment Life will get an offer, but the apartment community will not want to start until March (or June, or August).

We want you to join us in prayer that God will confirm his leading by making this transition as seamless as possible—that we’ll be able to move into a community as close to the beginning of February as possible. And if it isn’t seamless, may God will give us wisdom and discernment as to what the interim period will look like.

Thanks for your continued prayers, love and support.

Charles Kiser


I’m a pastor, missionary, and contextual theologian in Dallas, Texas. I’m committed to equipping and coaching Christians to start fresh expressions of Christian community in Dallas County — communities of hospitality, inclusion, justice, and healing.

3 responses to Interview Update


    WOW, really glad the interview went well! We wouldn’t of expected anything less. You and Julie are very special people to us and I know it will all workout for the good! Look how God has blessed y’all so far!

    If y’all are still needing help with the packing “please” give us a call, we would love to come over and help in any way! Y’all are always in our thoughts and prayers!

    We miss y’all to pieces and hope to see y’all soon! Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Blessings and Love!


    Glad the interview went so well. We were praying for you guys and will continue to do so! Love you three so much! ~Dee and Chan


    Charles and Julie,

    Merry Christmas! I am praying that you will become part of the team so that God’s first Circle of Hope can begin. Whatever God has ahead for you, He will be in it and with you. The journey is worth it. Love’s Prayers…Dottie

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