For those leading Children’s Ministry:
My name is Anne Shelton, and I am the Director of Children’s Ministry at Advent United Methodist in Simpsonville. Some of you may know me, some of you definitely know each other, and some of you feel like the only one around! I’m writing to you, as a leader of Children’s Ministry in your congregation, to address a need that I see in our district.
As you know, the Greenville Youth Ministry has built up a wonderful, supportive community called Intertwined. Youth ministers from all over Greenville meet to share ideas, plan events and talk about the challenges and joys of their ministry.
That opportunity for connection has been a blessing to the youth ministry of the Greenville District. I truly believe that those of us who serve as leaders of Children’s Ministry would benefit from a similar connection. Some of us do this ministry work as an unpaid labor of love, some of us are fortunate enough to have this as our full time work, and some of us are somewhere in between. We all share a love for Christ and for children. Maybe you’ve been in this ministry for decades, or for years, or maybe just months; we could all benefit from a place to share ideas, gain perspective, and be the best ministers of God’s love that we can be.
Would you be interested in forming a group, which would meet once a month for fellowship, support, and learning?
If you are, please email me, or call me at 864-288-5217, and we can set a time and place to get started.
I look forward to hearing from you, and pray the best for your ministry in the busy days ahead.
Director of Children’s Ministries
Advent United Methodist Church
2258 Woodruff Road
Simpsonville, SC 29681