In the five years that I have been attending Christ Community Church, I have seen many changes and growth in regards to our family ministries. I grew up in a church with a very strong and active children and youth program. The ministries offered by my church helped me learn about Jesus, how to follow Him and made a lasting impact on my life. After serving five years with the children at that church and two summers with the Children’s Director at a different church, I have seen first hand how important a strong family ministries team is and how God can use it to change the lives of both those involved in the church and those who are impacted by the church. As the Director of Family Ministries, my prayer is that we will get to see the Lord work in big ways through our team here at Christ Community Church.
A big part of our family ministry is The Grove. My goal is for this to be a safe place for our children to learn about Jesus in an age appropriate setting. I want our kids, parents and volunteers to all look forward to Sunday mornings in The Grove! My hope is that our families can become one big family by enjoying time together. Through family week and other special events I want our families to be able to enjoy each other’s company, grow together in following Jesus and to be able to impact our city together.
Parents play a huge role in the spiritual development of their children. We want to be able to help support parents during these times; to provide resources and opportunities for parents to learn and grow together as well. My hope is that each family will be excited about the opportunities we have at Christ Community Church and that it is a place they want to invite other families. Let’s follow Jesus together and see where He takes us!