Having come off a few time outs to just focus on my personal life, it has not been a easy season by any means, but it has been a season of growth. It has formed and changed me in new ways which will affect how I minister in the coming years. One of my passions is to help people find their call and to talk all things leadership while focusing on doing all I can to keep on encouraging the local Church. But one of my passions is to serve outside the Church so I plan to venture back into some of these passions in the coming year. But whats most important to me is my children, Camie Rose, who is married to Hobie Johnson, and John Richard II who have both traveled with me most of their life. They are both grown and off on their own adventures. (I miss them terribly).
There are so many things I love, but I have learned in all these years of leadership that everything tends to run in seasons. Its no secret, the Church is shifting yet again. What was available 20, even ten years ago in the area of ministry, Church planting or worship has changed or grown exponentially.
There are many layers to what I love and would love to build this next season, but this year I feel my main all is to continue to build into local Church, whether that be through leadership training, church planting, worship, women and men working alongside each other. My heart and focus will continue to turn towards mental health, which is exciting with some new things coming in this area as well. With that, my hope is to continue to help encourage leaders and connect the Church with the community. From teaching at events, leadership gatherings, mentoring, or investing in leadership in various Movements, my desire is to serve well in every place I am invited into.
1 in 4. Thats the statistic with those struggling with mental health. With all thats happening around the world, this is growing. How do we bring healing & wholeness to the world around us?
I've shared many times now that I feel so strong about mental health that the Churches who ignore the opportunities to get equipped in the area of mental health, learning new prayer models, they will be ineffective or sadly continue to damage in various ways. I believe this even stronger today.
The world is groaning & with more & more tragic events, the aftermath where mental health is affected will become greater. Getting equipped is the first step to getting involved and learning to love the world around us more effectively.
Christy's love for the whole Church takes her around the world serving in several different Denominations, Movements with friends around the world. There are so many Church planting movements who are building into future generations. Find out more of what's happening around the world.
If you have desire to plant a Church, send us a note & stay connected. We'll be offering some forums & interactions with those who want to plant, with who have more experience in planting. The world is getting smaller & Church Planting is ever changing. Be encouraged as there are incredible places who are in need of those willing to serve!