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I’m Lindsey Whitney and it’s great to meet you! As the Children’s Ministry Director at East Lake Road Alliance Church and homeschooling mom of three, my life is filled with kids! I have plenty of opportunities for a ton of on-the-go learning and real-life experience!
At church, a super fabulous volunteer team and I manage all things kid-related from Children’s Church and the mid-week program to special events and mentoring programs. I can’t express what a wonderful blessing my team is — they inspire so many good ideas and display an eagerness to help out wherever they can.
I have been married to my wonderful husband for over ten years and together we have three fun, energetic kids. While I’m not prepping for Bible lessons or dancing in my living room to kidmin songs, we’re hard at work on craft projects, learning activities, and whatever general fun stuff I can dig up on Pinterest (follow me here!).
I have guest posted at Stuff Christians Like (Jon Acuff!), Ministry to Children, Bloggy Moms, CraftyMom 101, The Mommyhood Memos and have been featured at KidzMatter, Church Leaders, as well as the Huffington Post. I served as a regular craft writer over at 3 Boys and a Dog as well as a contributing author on KidMin1124 for a time.
I have spoken at the Children’s Pastor’s Conference (2015 and 2016), at the INCM Early Childhood Webinar and have been a live blogger for the Gathering Conference (with David C. Cook) as well as the CM Leaders Conference. I will also be leading two breakouts at the upcoming Elevate Kidmin Conference in Maryland.
Recently, I was thrilled to be a contributing author in the children’s ministry book, Pulse.
I am also excited to announce my soon-to-be-released book, Top 50 Instant Bible Lessons for Elementary. You can read all about it on Rose Publishing or grab a copy on Amazon! It will be released on March 1, 2017 — so pre-order your copy now!
Whenever I manage to create some “spare time” (who invented that phrase, anyway?), I love to see the sites in Erie, watch the Steelers with my husband, read a selection from my ever-growing book pile, visit with family and sneak in a stop at the local coffee shop. I’ve also recently taken up sewing! If you’re ever in Erie, you simply must pay a visit to Coffee Culture and The Breakfast Place.
Want to keep in touch?
I sure do! You can find me on Twitter @lrwhitney or on Facebook by “liking” Growing Kids Ministry. I’ve also got a rapidly growing Children’s Ministry Pinterest board if you’re into that sort of thing! You can also use the contact page to email me directly. Also, be sure to sign up for the monthly newsletter (you can find the form in the sidebar) to stay up to date on the latest posts and happenings!
I’d love to offer you some cool free e-book for reading this far in my “About Me” page, but alas, I haven’t put one together yet! Instead, I’d be happy to send you a postcard from Erie, PA! Just head to the Contact Page and send me your address and it will be out with the next day’s mail.
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