Two Sundays ago, we gathered for our annual meeting to hear about what 2022 looked like for The Falls Church and the kids did the same! Children's Ministry gathered in Nicolson Hall while the Annual Meeting took place in The Parish Hall to hear their annual report.
We also spent time dreaming about the future of the Children's Ministry together. We spent most of the meeting conducting a gift-mapping exercise with the children. We asked these questions:
- What should the church look like?
- What should children's leadership look like?
- What should Children’s Ministry look like?
- What should we learn about in Children’s Ministry?
- What gifts (spiritual, talents, and material) do you have to give?
I was proud of the thoughtful responses the children gave to each question. We will use this feedback to help shape the 2023-2024 Program Year.
Finally, we concluded our meeting by building the first Kid Vestry, lovingly nicknamed KV. 12 children volunteered to be on our KV. This March, the KV will begin meeting to tackle budgets and program development. They will also have opportunities to partner with our Adult Vestry to learn about church governance and to dream together about the future of our church.
Please pray for us on this adventure! I also ask that you keep your eyes open for opportunities for children to lead in your ministries, and lives. Finally, this Lent, come to Children Led Services and support our incredible KV! We will have Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Easter Morning services that our children will lead us through. Please come, bring yourself, your family, and bring a friend. All ages are welcome!
Director of Children's and Family Ministries