Hello, blog-following friends! Even though my lack of posting may suggest otherwise, I really haven’t fallen off the face of the earth 🙂 My lapse in regular posting is due to our recent move from western New York to Delaware! Our journey here has been a long, but completely Spirit-filled process and, as hard as it was to leave our Fillmore family, our church here has embraced us and made us feel so welcomed. I am moving into a new position as the Children’s Ministry Director at First Alliance Church (which, oddly enough, was my home church growing up!) and am so excited for what God has in store. Below is a picture that was taken on the Sunday that my new position was announced. What a blessing it was to have two dear friends (who have known me since birth) and a new friend in our senior pastor pray over Andrew and I as we begin this new season of ministry!
My time these past few weeks has been full of packing, goodbyes, unpacking, and organizing, but I will be getting back to regular posting soon. In the meantime, I’ll be spending this week unpacking our new house and finishing reading a book entitled “Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions” by George Barna. Keep your eyes peeled for a book review sometime soon!
P.S. Above is a picture of the new house. Things are looking much greener now that spring is here, but still 🙂
Hi, I’m Abby. I’ve been involved with children’s ministry for as long as I remember and I love it! I was recently hired as a children’s pastor at my church and count it an incredible privilege to get to know the children of our church on a deeper level. At the same time I recognize the weighty responsibility that it is to be a significant influence in the spiritual formation of so many young hearts. As James 3:1 states, “Dear brothers and sisters, not many of you should become teachers in the church, for we who teach will be judged more strictly” (NLT).
In light of this responsibility, I take my lesson planning very seriously. As I prepare for children’s events, whether on Sunday morning or throughout the week, I’ve found that in many cases I have to surf through a plethora of books, websites, and magazines to create lessons that I feel are meaningful and engaging, which can be frustrating. It is my hope that the lesson plans that I create and materials that I find will be a helpful compilation of resources for you as you work with the children of your church.
Please feel free to contact me. I love exchanging ideas on how to improve children’s ministry and impact the Kingdom!