Since I started this site in May 2018, so much has shifted in my life, including this surprise:
I’m changing careers! I feel confident God has called me in a different (and unexpected) direction: ministry.
My heart is beating with excitement and, to be honest, a bit of fear. It’s a leap of faith and far outside my comfort zone.
But God doesn’t call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if he doesn’t come through. –Francis Chan
When my husband and I joined a new church plant in 2016, I felt my life shift, my faith grow, and my heart on fire for Jesus. Simultaneously, I sensed a growing discontent in my career. I let this feeling simmer for months while praying for purpose and clarity.
Well, it’s clear God has opened a door for me to pursue full-time ministry. And after weeks of prayer, processing, wrestling, and worship — God has graciously given me the confidence to say yes.
For the next two years, I’ll be serving as a resident at Christ Community Church here in Omaha. This residency program includes hands-on leadership training, mentoring, and a master’s degree in ministry leadership from Crown College.
Specifically, I’ll be working in the church’s middle school ministry. Real talk: Middle school Chelsea was lost and made some destructive decisions. And now, God’s giving me the unique opportunity to love on these students at such a critical point in their lives. That’s the God we serve! So good.
The church is paying 100 percent of my graduate degree and, in total, will invest over $26,000 toward my residency experience. I am also required to raise support to cover living expenses, as the program and classes are a full-time commitment.
You can partner with me in two ways: prayer and giving.
- I need your prayer support! I can’t do this without God’s power, peace, and wisdom.
- I need to raise $800/month over the next two years to cover some of our living expenses.
You can give online at my.cccomaha.org. After creating an account, click on Giving and scroll down to the Ministry Leadership Education option. You’ll see my name and can enter the amount you’d like to contribute.
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You can learn more about my story and how God has shaped my heart for ministry by reading this post.
I love you all!