Children’s Ministries Update
I had thought for years that being a Children’s Ministry Director would be a wonderful job, so when I was offered the chance at that position at my own home church, I was thrilled. And the past four and a half years have proved me to be correct. While there have been ups and downs at the job, I have loved it.
I enjoyed getting to plan out curriculum, helping volunteers to present materials in ways that the kids can grasp, planning VBS alongside a wonderful team of passionate and creative people. I loved getting to know the kids of our church, watching them grow, laughing with them, pointing them toward our amazing creator, and dancing around the sanctuary during VBS with them. But my favorite part has been helping kids as they wrestle with their questions in their growing relationship with God.
Kids have a curiosity about God that I envy. They want to know about him, about how things work and getting to help answer their questions has been such an honor. Statistics show that 85% of believers become a Christian between the ages of 4-14 years old. Those years are years of growth, exploration, questioning, and learning. It’s a unique window of opportunity that other areas of ministry don’t get to take advantage of in the same way that we in children’s ministry get to. We get to help them make sense of the world, get to point them to their creator as they are trying to find their place in the world. It’s a huge blessing and responsibility.
So, thank you! Thank you for entrusting me with the care and education of your most precious gift. Thank you for partnering with me, encouraging me, supporting me and working with me. I know that I am handing the job off to a well-qualified, passionate and amazing person. I know that Anna Chalker will shine in this role, and I am excited to support her through this transition. I ask that you join me in praying for her and Children’s Ministry at EBC. Pray that she would settle well into the role, that she would have wisdom in how to direct and choices that she will make. And most of all, pray for our kids, that they would grow in their faith and knowledge of our wonderful creator.