L.D. — Children, Youth & Worship Ministry
I would like to a part of children's and middle school - youth ministry, as well as worship ministry. If I had to pick one or the other, worship ministry would definitely be the one that I am more passionate about. If there are any positions that have to do with community outreach/development, missions work, intercultural ministry, and discipleship, I would absolutely love to get more experience in these areas! Thinking long term, I would like to be involved in international mission work in the medical field, as I am studying to be a nurse. I know that God has called me to love the less fortunate by facilitating healing not only physically and mentally, but also emotionally and spiritually. The Lord has really given me a heart for East African cultures, so I would love to gain ministry experience in that area, but I am not limiting myself to learning and loving ALL people of any culture!
I would like a stipend and housing commitment so I can be better invest in my areas of ministry. However, I plan on still getting a job to support myself and be involved in the community I live in. If given a pastoral position, I would love to get my licensure through Foursquare as I feel that it would be useful to have with my long term plans. If I would be the leader of a ministry (e.g. youth ministry), I would like to have a committed ministry budget so I would not have to pay for everything out of pocket, but can still invest in my ministry.
I received my AA in General Studies with a Biblical emphasis through LPC—Ignite and am currently working on a Bachelor's of Science - Nursing from Radford University. Currently, I am serving at Ignite as the Worship Intern as we as a Resident Advisor for students. I have experience in children's ministry, nursery, and youth ministry both through my home church and through Ignite, in local churches as well as abroad on mission trips. I also had the privilege to co-lead the planning and implementation of the "tweens" program for the 2015 Foursquare Convention. I think my experiences and my passions would be an asset to a church/ministry as I enjoy organizing and administrating, and have such a big heart for the health of the church. In any area of ministry I serve in, I know I would give everything I can to maintain or better the health of a ministry/church and that the Lord would teach me something valuable in the process.