Some of you may already know this, but I have been working with an organization called Communitas International for the past 7 years. My husband and I were living abroad in Spain planting a church and we recently moved back to the US. I am still working part-time with Communitas in two main roles- Social Media and Communication leader for the North American team and with my passion project Bravery. These two roles are funded positions, which means that I have a beautiful team of people who financially support me each month.
However, once were stateside it was clear I needed to get a part-time job to help with my monthly income. But with covid and culture shock, finding a traditional job seemed a bit overwhelming. And over the past 7 years I have developed some unique skills. So I decided to start my very own side hustle. Kelsey the Creative.
You can read more about who I am and how I can help you here.
But I wanted specifically to highlight part of my job that I am loving. Working with church leaders. I was asked by a dear friend and pastor of a local church if I could come in and help them reevaluate their vision and values. Next thing I know I am telling another friend about this workshop and he invites me to do the same for his church. I am schedule to do a follow up session next month.
What does this workshop intel? Well I have curated an experience filled with spiritual practices, quiet discernment and reflection time, team building exercises and more. All depending on the clients exact needs. From my 6+ years teaming with church leadership in Spain, combined with training I received on coaching and leadership, plus resources I have discovered, mixed in with my unique gifts in creativity, communication and spiritual discernment I believe that these workshops are equally life giving to my clients as they are to myself.
After the first one I did, I went to lunch with some friends and said to them ” I can’t believe I got paid to do that!” I love working with adults who are eager to learn and walk alongside leaders as they discover new things. I especially love church leaders striving to improve and grow as a community. It is refreshing to see church leaders not claiming to have all the answers or have it all put together, rather having a posture of humility, learning and growth.
And I am discovering new things as well. What works, what doesn’t work so that each one of these workshops can be better than the last one.
If you are a church or community leader and you think that you and your team could benefit from a workshop like this, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
If you are not local to Memphis, I believe we could adapt this work to a virtual experience. Also if the price tag seems daunting to you, please don’t let that be the reason you don’t reach out. Ultimately I am passionate about helping you and your ministry and I am confident we can work out a financial plan that is best suitable for your budget.
When we come together to grow and learn, great things happen.
P.S. Huge shoutout to Neighborhood Church & Evergreen Pres for working with me.