As many of you know, over the last year we have been blessed with our incredible Pastoral Assistant, Caitlin. Caitlin has been absolutely smashing it in her role these past months, leading her Homegroup alongside the lovely Morag, transforming our KV social media hubs into beautiful masterpieces, organising loads of super-Jesus-filled events for us to enjoy, and way more stuff that most people don’t see, but keeps KV running smoothly!
The super fun news is that this isn’t the end of all the fun Pastoral Assisting stuff!
From July this year, as well as 12 more glorious months of Caitlin’s service to our church (YESSSSSSSSS!), we are also super happy and proud to be taking on Alastair as another Pastoral Assistant - #doubleblessed! Alastair will be focussing a lot on Worship training with our wonderful Worship Pastor, Jesse (if you haven’t been in worship when Al’s been leading before, you need to, it’s already lit), as well as receiving theology and preaching training, and doing all kinds of other fun stuff that will no doubt make us drop everything to throw up our hands to say thank you Jesus AGAIN for the awesome people He’s given us!
And as if that wasn’t all, both Caitlin and Alastair are giving up their time for the next year to work for Kingdom Vineyard, full time, for free. They’ve decided to invest in building God’s kingdom, and growing personally with God, and have given up a year’s income to make it possible.
We as a church and family are so impressed, and so excited to see what the Lord has planned for these two throughout the next year, and we are so blessed to be able to support their growth through these Pastoral Assistant programmes. In order to do this, however, it does mean that we have to raise some money to cover some of their costs.
Alastair & Caitlin are raising the money that it will cost Kingdom Vineyard to train them, to take them to the events and conferences that will grow them (as well as benefit the church!), and to cover some of their living expenses whilst they’re working for us. For a year’s worth of Caitlin & Alastair’s time, and the training to support them whilst they serve us, it will cost Kingdom Vineyard £3,400 and £3,700 respectively, on top of our normal church running costs. We honestly believe they are well worth the investment.
If you feel a nudge to contribute to these two lovely guys’ funds, or even just would like a nosey at how they’re doing, or their testimonies on why they’re choosing to bless us with their time and hard work next year, you can visit their give.net pages here:
In the mean time, Jesus is Lord, how lucky are we?!