I am the wife to my best friend, a mother of the best two boys in the world (of course I’m biased), a daughter to wonderful Christian parents, a graduate of Bob Jones University and a former Preschool teacher.
How did God lead me to my position as the Director of Kids Point?
My husband Jason and I really enjoyed the teaching and worship in the main service, but honestly I was concerned when dropping my kids off in Kids Point. Now, this was a long time ago (2009) and things were much different at The Point back then.
My memory is a little blurry, but I do remember the cafeteria looking so much different then than it does now. The kids were having fun, but it wasn’t as intentional as it is today. I thought “Could I get involved here to make this better for the kids?” I expressed my interest to Pastor Nate which resulted in him inviting me to come to their weekly Kids Point meetings at the church office.
I attended these meetings and realized that there was a lot that needed to be done with this ministry. Nate asked me for a lot of advice, and at first, I couldn’t understand why they were listening to me. I mean yes, I am a mom; and yes, I was a preschool teacher; and yes, I have a B.S. in Family and Consumer Science; and yes, I volunteered in children’s ministries since I was 12 years old, but for me it, wasn’t obvious why I was chosen to be there. At least not at first.
The more I understood that things that were blatant and glaring problems to me were surprisingly not on everyone else’s radar as problems. I realized that God was showing these things to me for me to work on. Not anyone else. God had placed me in this position at this time to make the necessary changes to help this ministry to grow.
God had given me a passion for an incredible children’s ministry here!
Isn’t it interesting sometimes that the things that we’re concerned about could be the exact thing that God is calling us to?
We are all parts of the church body and we cannot function without each other’s giftedness. I could not imagine Jo Ann being at The Point and not sharing her gift of teaching with the kids here. I could not imagine Dawn being at church and not sharing her empathy for others and serving in Guatemala. I could not imagine Kim not sharing her administrative gifts and loving personality with our registration team.
I could go on and on about each one of our Kids Point volunteers and their spiritual gifts that they share in Kids Point!
So here we are four years later and we are still constantly striving for excellence — environments are continually expanded, and leaders are constantly multiplied. There’s always room for more!
If you see areas with room for improvement in your family, work, or at church, don’t be discouraged by them. Instead be encouraged that God has given you a specific challenge and passion for something that can become better and stronger with your help!
So, the question is, what difference can you make?