SARAH MEIER - CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
For those of you that do not know me, my name is Sarah Meier (Poszywak), and I have recently accepted the role to be Crossroad’s Children’s Minister! I am very excited to share my love for God and
children with you and our community. I have admired and respected all the work, love, thought, and passion Angie has put into this role. She is such an inspiration; it is a pleasure to step in the position
after watching her and her dear family lead others for so long.
With this new beginning, I appreciate all the love, support, and uplifting input that has already come my way. Thank you all. I pray you remain patient and understanding with me as I learn how to take on this new adventure. I hope to send a survey out really soon to get your perspective on children’s church and what ways will help each family grow more in Christ. The survey will include things like when to have children’s church available (both services, just the first, or just the second), and I will also be asking who is interested in helping. I imagine it will be a slow start due to COVID restrictions and such, but please know that I am praying and preparing for all of you!
As for a little about my history, I moved to Stockbridge in 2001, which was when I first started attending First Baptist Church of Stockbridge (Crossroads). I attended a Baptist church prior to that in Durand, MI.A year or two after being here, I was baptized in our church and stepped up my leadership training at various youth events throughout high school. I have always had a passion for both art and children, so I decided to attend EMU to study Fine Arts while working at the Children’s Institute. This lasted two years until I married my high school sweetheart, Dustin, a strong and wonderful man, in 2009. At the time, he was serving in the Marine Corps in North Carolina. I worked at a childcare center down there for three years, attended a little more college, and then stayed home with our new, beautiful daughter, Annabelle, for the year we were transferred to California. Dustin was medically separated from the Marines in 2014 after being in an ATV accident, and we moved back home to Michigan. At this point, I began working my current job as an assistant teacher in the infant room at Morning Star Child Care in Dexter. Our thoughtful son, Ricky, was born in 2015 and was able to join me at Morning Star each day. In 2018, I decided to go back to college to complete an associate degree in Child Development. I am currently in my last semester!
Through my experience with children, I have come to believe that children learn best in a safe, consistent, trusting environment that they can explore in various ways. They need people that love them, are accepting, and are patient with their development and personalities to help guide them. After all, “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him. Psalm 127:3.” I want to show each child that they are treasured in the eyes of Christ. They should be overwhelmed by the love of God while at church. The Bible says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6” The earlier we input information about God, His love, and the qualities of Jesus Christ in our children, the better chances they will live for Him their whole lives. Halleluiah! The Bible also shares in Matthew 18:1-3, “At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said,
‘Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’” Not only do I want to share the love of Christ with the young ones, but I want to also learn from them and grow closer to God like we are told in this passage. I am grateful for the Bible and having access of the Word of God for guidance in this leadership role.
Though I moved away for a few years, I have always considered this church to be my home church and part of my family. Some of you have watched me grow and have prayed for me over the last twenty years, and I am appreciative for the path that has brought me here. Some of you I have yet to meet, but I am looking forward to learning more about you. Feel free to introduce yourself, ask me any questions, or share your concerns, so we can get to know each other more! I cannot wait to build relationships and help lead each other closer to God.
With much love and excitement,