Using Your Skills When you leave full time work behind you take a lot with you. You still have the valuable skills, knowledge and experience that kept you afloat back then. And much of it ought to be valuable to the life of your church. Of course, not everything accumulated in your years of work may be directly relevant. And you might be crying out for a change from what used to fill your days. However, if you want to invest your past life into the future of your church you may be surprised at what you have to offer.