In the photo above are Brittany Smith (left) and Lindsey Meckley (right).
We have two new, part-time staff members overseeing the nursery and preschool ministries.
Brittany Smith is our interim preschool director. She will graduate in December from Lancaster Bible College with a degree in children and family ministry. Brittany grew up here in Pennsylvania where her family was involved in planting churches. While involved in different churches, she felt that children’s workers invested in her life and made a difference. They helped her to place God at the forefront of her life and understand that He is working in the world that she lived in. This realization was what God used to call her into children’s ministry.
Brittany said her vision for the preschoolers is to provide an atmosphere where God is experienced and children learn valuable lessons for their life journeys with Christ through creative Bible lessons. Her vision for families is to encourage them to be involved in the discipleship of their children so we can build strong faith-leading, God-honoring families who can impact other families that God brings into their lives.
Brittany is looking forward to providing biblically-rich lessons that enable the children and their families to love, honor and worship the Lord with all of their being.
Lindsey Meckley is our interim nursery director. She is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College with a degree in children and family ministry.
Lindsey grew up in a Christian family with two older sisters. She initially pursued an early childhood degree because she had always wanted to work with children. However, when she really got into her course work and hands-on service in churches, she knew that ministering to children was God’s calling for her. So she changed majors to pursue a degree in children and family ministry.
In this ever-changing world, it came very apparent to her that she wanted to minister to both children and their families. This is the best way to see children come to knowledge of Jesus Christ and come alongside families in the spiritual formation of their children.
Lindsey’s vision for the nursery is that it not only be a place where volunteers babysit, but also be intentional about shepherding and discipling. She wants to plant the seeds of faith in God’s youngest child.
She also envisions teaming up with parents and families in their spiritual development of their little one. Lindsey especially wants to continue the ministry for new moms, starting with the meals ministry for them after their baby arrives.
“I am looking forward to really being able to build relationships with the children, their families and with those in the congregation,” Lindsey said. “I love meeting new people and forming new friendships.”