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For most of us, when we think about being surrounded by children—especially other people's children—we think of the noise, the messes, and the "Whoa whoa whoa! How did you get so sticky so fast?"
Not Angela Rotello, whose responsibilities as Director of Children's Ministry include the oversight of curriculum, special programs, and collaborating with Family Ministry.
Even as Christ Church approaches Vacation Bible School, when some 300 children will flood our campus, Angela still isn't thinking like most of us. Angela's sincere and humble way of speaking about her ministry brings to mind what we admire so much about celebrated servant-leaders who spend the better part of their lives emptying themselves for the sake of others.
Angela loves recognizing the Lord's work in everything that happens through Children's Ministry. Not surprising, Angela asked that I avoid including images which only show the fun VBS preparations such as painting and crafts. To Angela, not all preparation is equal. What's most important to her is the ministry preparation; after all, it's the children's spiritual formation she cares about most.
During the time we spent together for this story, Angela was clear that in the midst of her leadership role, the Lord is still teaching her about who she is. She says she depends on it. "Remembering that God has called me to be His child first helps me order my life around my calling."
Angela maintains a childlike faith even after ten years as Director of Children's Ministry.
Asked how Christ Church can pray for her, she answered, "That all the glory be given to God. That the children, volunteers, and staff are transformed into His image." No doubt she would welcome your prayers for rest and patience, but Angela really isn't here for herself. Instead, she is here for the children. More than that, she is here at Christ Church Plano in obedience to God's will for her life.
Nate WilsonWriter & Storyteller
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