A few Sundays ago, a couple dozen of us gathered to dream with and on behalf of our Open Door Kids as we discern and prepare for the season ahead. Our time mapped out some of the strengths, challenges, and opportunities of Open Door Kids and brainstormed about what might be in the months and years ahead as we continue to fuel the formation of our Kids.
We have a few initiatives that will arise in light of this meeting - including a cross-generational prayer initiative for our older kids, increased participation and intentionality around the times we have Kids with us in our Gathering, and further movement toward partnerships and participation with local schools and Young Life.
As we prepare for Caitlyn to close out her time as our Pastor of Kids and Family Formation, we are finalizing a job description for an interim role to continue the work of Open Door Kids for the next 3-6 months. Over the course of that time, we will plan, pray, discern, dream, and seek to fill a long-term staff position to catalyze the next season of Open Door Kids.
The season ahead is full of possibilities and potential - we cannot wait to see what's in store for our Open Door Kids and Teens!