Here at Arbor Drive, we have a passion to see people connected UP with God, IN fellowship with other believers, and go OUT for the advancement of the gospel. That's our vision... UP, IN, and OUT.
A key part of that is investing in people that God is calling to ministry. We want to be a church that God uses to bless believers and advance the gospel all around the world. As a church, we have had the blessing of being a part of equipping men for vocational ministry. We have had the honor of being used by God to help equip both pastors and missionaries that are impacting lives for Christ both here in Nebraska and around the world. That legacy of investing in those God is calling to ministry will continue and expand this summer as we welcome our first two Summer Ministry Interns! We are excited to announce that Collin Sansom and Analyse Hennings will be joining us for this summer as Ministry Interns.
Analyse is a covenant member of Arbor Drive and graduated from York High School. She is currently attending Northwest Missouri State University and is majoring in Public Relations. Analyse has a great passion for Christ and desire to see people come to know Him. She has felt like God wants to use here in ministry in some way in the future and is wanting to be better equipped for that. Analyse will be leveraging her Public Relations training to help develop an outreach strategy for Arbor Drive. She will be spending time in the community getting to know where we can effectively minister as a body and will be working with the pastors to develop a strategy for meeting those ministry needs that we can implement over the next few years.
Collin is coming to us from Springfield, Mo and has felt a call to vocational pastoral ministry and has been involved with campus ministry at Missouri State University. He has attended Arbor Drive a few times in the past when he has visited. Collin is a student at Midwestern Baptist College and Theological Seminary and is pursuing a degree in Biblical Studies. He will graduate next spring. Collin will be working with the pastors in various areas of ministry and gaining valuable experience in practical areas of ministry. Among other things, Collin will spend time helping with the youth, participating in visitation with the pastors, sitting in on an elder meeting, helping with logistics and planning for summer events, helping lead the Youth Mission Trip, and will have an opportunity to preach in one of our Sunday morning worship services.
This will be an unpaid internship, however, toward the end of the summer, we will be collecting a love offering from the body to bless these two extraordinary young adults for their ministry and help over the summer. We are really looking forward to having Collin and Analyse with us over the summer and anticipate not only being blessed by them, but continuing to be used by God to invest in the next generation of ministers and servants that He uses to advance the gospel throughout the world. Please be in prayer for both Collin and Analyse and find some time to encourage them over the summer as they prepare for whatever God has planned for them in the future. I am confident that this will be a blessing for them as well as for us as a body.