Sarah, tell us a little bit about yourself:
My husband and I currently reside in Swansea, MA. We have a dog named Belle. I work as a Lead Preschool Teacher at a local early learning center. I hold an Associates Degree with a concentration in Special Education. I’m also currently finishing a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, with a concentration in Family and Child Services. My hobbies include crafting for my classroom, counting my Fitbit steps, baking and petting all of my neighborhood cats.
What would you say is a deacon’s primary role in the life of the church?
A deacon is to oversee many aspects of church life. A main focus being that, in serving, a deacon takes on logistical tasks in order to better aid the elders of the church. While an elder’s focus should be mainly on word ministry, a deacon’s focus should be helping and supporting through various functions. These functions and capacities in which a deacon serves aligns with gifting and need within the body.
What’s your primary role as a deacon of children’s ministry at MHC?
A primary aspect in serving as a deacon for MHC is to first oversee and arrange proper curriculum for this ministry. Secondly, organization and preparation are incredibly important tasks in which I am making sure we have suitable and developmentally appropriate materials for the various ages in our care. Thirdly, arranging and scheduling background-checked volunteers, to serve all the babies and young children every Sunday morning.
What would you say is the most important thing about children’s ministry?
Overall, I would say that the curriculum is the most important facet concerning children’s ministry. We want to create an environment that encourages children to learn about Jesus, learning what it means to follow, love, and serve Him in their daily lives. Learn more about our curriculum “The Gospel Project” HERE.
What excites you about serving the church in this way?
I am personally excited to see young children and youth grow in their knowledge of Christ and ultimately gain a better understanding of the Savior we serve.
What is your prayer and desire for children’s ministry at MHC?
As I serve in this capacity, my prayer for this ministry is that the Lord would impress upon the children’s hearts the good news of our Savior and the love He has for them. My desire is to see children come to know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior, while also applying Scripture to their daily lives.