As the mother of children who worship front and center, I know well the joys and challenges of leading an inter-generational congregation. Like so many things in life - parenting, pastoring, loving - worshiping with kids is incredibly hard and ridiculously amazing.
My husband and I are the senior co-pastors of First Presbyterian Church in Greenville, North Carolina, so Sunday mornings are particularly wild in the Jackson household. We have to clear the legos and the sermon notes off the dinner table before we eat every night, but always find time to share our stories, our laughter, our prayers, and our snuggles. And really, what else matters?
I love to play and create (though I've had my fair share of Pinterest fails!) At our church, we interpret scripture with words, stories, songs, felt, tissue paper, craft sticks, play dough, crayons, glitter glue, and just about anything else we can get our hands on! It is often messy, and just as often miraculous.
I"m excited to share this journey with you.
Close to my Heart
- When Kids Ask Hard Questions - Buy now from Chalice Press!
- About That Time My Child Very Nearly Lit the Church on Fire
- 5 Reasons You Need to Be in Worship: A Letter to My Daughter
- The PrayGround - #APCE2016 Ignite Proposal