In May of this year (2014), ministry at the church where I had spent the last 20 years suddenly no longer became a good fit. I was angry and saddened and struggled to know what to do. I spent time in consult with people I trusted and in prayer with God. While having moments of doubt on what was next, I also traveled along a faith journey that taught me much. I was certain God called me to be in ministry to children, I just needed to discern where.
Six weeks later I found my new ministry home. In some respects I am starting my ministry journey completely over in a new church. It's daunting to begin again where I know no one. It's also exciting and exhilarating to follow God's direction and use my experience to minister to children and families in a new place. I invite you along on this journey. Sometimes I will speak to what I have done and sometimes to what I'm doing. Sometimes I will just explore current struggles and frustrations or share the joy in what God is doing in my life. Other times I will share great ideas and resources I have found. My hope is that, at sometime, something I write will resonate with you as a parent, a volunteer, or as another Kidmin. Join me in this most important journey - leading kids to Christ.