My name is Sarah Scott. I am a wife to a high school teacher and mother to three spirited kids (2 girls and a boy). I was born a drama queen and a singer and I currently lead our church’s worship band. A teacher at heart I spent several years as a software trainer while volunteering for Junior Achievement. In my spare time, I coordinated community events for my church (including Trunk or Treat and our VBS program).
My unforeseen journey started in January 2016 when I received the call to volunteer as our church’s lay leader. At the time, I knew nothing about the position or what would be expected of me, all I knew was that in my heart this is was what I was being called to do.
Within a few weeks, I received my first challenge. Our pastor asked me to fill in for her on Mother’s Day. “This is what lay leaders do,” she said!
First, I had never actually seen this happen. Second, anyone who knows my family knows that if you want a preacher, you call my sister. She has the gift to speak God’s Word and challenges you to apply it to your own life. Me? As a trainer, public speaking was my life, but preaching is something completely different. I felt like I needed to be an authority. We have several well-versed members in our congregation and I was sure they would call me out as a false teacher. But I was willing to follow the path that was laid before me (with A LOT of coaching from my sister).
By the end of the year, I led 7 worship services in three churches. From there the bug took hold. That is where the idea for this blog started. I wanted a way to share my sermons and continue to share my perspectives on the Word of God.
Recently we have seen some changes in our local congregation. Our numbers have been shrinking as the church continues to age. We are not attracting the younger members that we hope to. My call has shifted to focus on ways to share the Word of God beyond Sunday morning services.
I believe that worship is every bit as important as any other part of our faith. Now that I’m a mom I understand that Sunday is no longer reserved for church and family. As a church, i believe we need to move beyond Sunday morning to give everyone the opportunity to worship with God. We have begun to embrace the power of social media and our email lists to reach more people with our ministries. I have developed interactive online Bible studies and highly attended community events.
Now I want to show you how you can do that too! I understand that not all churches can hire people or buy the tools to make this kind of outreach easy so I will provide as much helpful information as I can to get you on the same path.
One thing I know, I don’t know where this journey will lead, but I know that I am on the right path and I look forward to all the good things to come, won’t you join me?
God Bless You!