My main responsibilities are making sure that the children and young people who come to activities in the church have a safe and fun time meeting with their friends, hearing and learning about Jesus and enjoying living life God’s way. I also help support the pastoral care of many other members of the congregation, in particular, parents of older children and also young adults who are linked to the church. It is such an amazing privilege to join people of all ages in “living life with Jesus”, growing in Faith and learning together. I love working with young people and children of all ages and they never cease to teach me something new about God and about life.
I also have the responsibility of recruiting and supporting all those who work with the children and young people in our church. Our Sunday School is currently a small group of wide-ranging ages from toddlers to secondary school children. This is not without its challenges but is usually extremely good fun!. The Sunday School Team are fantastic at coming up with new and exciting ways to try and reach each of the children on their level and maintaining their interest.
Widnes Baptist Church is a great family church in the sense that there is something for everyone (regardless of age or family circumstances) and as soon as you walk in, you are instantly welcomed and become part of the church family. I have lost count of the times that it has been described to me as a caring and personal church that majors on building relationships and notices when individuals are struggling or in need; doing its best to support that person as best they can, even if they move away from the local area or are unable to be an active member of the congregation.
I am originally from a Baptist Church in East Anglia/Central England and joined Widnes Baptist Church (WBC) in 2005 and I became a Leader at WBC in 2009. My family all continue to live down south and when I’m not working with or supporting young people in some capacity; I enjoy catching up with friends, reading, going to the gym or joining the local Parkrun.