Over the last month, I have been in transition. My husband and I moved from Tuscaloosa, AL, to Cumming, GA, and I am now serving as Children's Pastor at Eastgate Church. It has been a truly God-ordained transition, and I am so thankful for the way He has guided my steps each step of the way.
We are right outside Atlanta (northeast ATL, outside the perimeter), and have enjoyed getting to explore the new area and meet new people. We received a WARM WELCOME from the wonderful people of Eastgate, and I have jumped right in and enjoyed my first month of serving here. My husband was able to transfer within his company, and all the details of the transition fell right into place. The people here have made it an easy transition, as they have been so welcoming and a huge blessing.
It's a great feeling to know that I am completely in the center of God's will, and that I am surrendered to Him, ready to be used by Him, and always desiring to grow and change as a leader. God is on the move at Eastgate, and I'm honored to be a part of the leadership team, and a be small part of what He is doing. The leadership of Eastgate is off-the-charts- amazing, Godly people that I am so thankful to get to serve with.
Within the last month of starting at Eastgate, we have kicked off a new Sunday morning series and curriculum (Currently: Spy Chase....SO FUN!), and a new Wednesday night program (kicked off last week: Super Heroes for God series!), a new check-in system, a volunteer recruitment and training time, and many more exciting things! I love my job, and I am just thankful to get to serve God in children's ministry every day! I'm also thankful for a husband who will move to another state, and start a new journey with me.
I will continue to blog about the adventures in children's ministry, and things God is teaching me as a kidmin leader. I recently attended Jim Wideman's Infuse retreat (a mentoring group for kidmin leaders from across the nation), and it was an AWESOME time of learning and growing with a team of fantastic children's ministry leaders. So much good stuff and good conversations.
For now, I am thankful for God's faithfulness and blessing during this time of transition, and for the exciting things happening
Children are a Gift
Children's Pastor, wife, and servant of the Lord.
These are the views of Lynne Howard, and are not necessarily the views and opinions of 12Stone Church.