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Volunteer Leader Spotlight: Lindsey Dixon

This week’s Volunteer Leader Spotlight is shining on Lindsey Dixon.  Lindsey is a student at Salem College, where she received a leadership scholarship as a result of implementing a program to feed the homeless as a high school student.

Lindsey was one of the first people to commit to help start New Church, and she volunteers as a teaching assistant and small group leader in Newkidz, which is our K-5th grade children’s environment.  She loves to drink coffee and talk about Jesus (2 of my favorite things).

Lindsey took time out of her busy schedule to grant us a 2 question interview.  Here’s what she had to say:

Why New Church?

It was after my first Bible study with the New Church team, before the church even existed, that I fell in love with New Church.  At my previous church, I was beginning to feel as though I was missing something.  I was one of those people that came to church every Sunday, sat on the front row, listened to sermons about how to be a good person, raised my hands when we sang worship songs and thought that I was doing all that I was supposed to.

After a few years though, I began to feel unsatisfied, like something was missing.  My pastor was awesome–he doubled as pastor and youth pastor, so we were really close, but I couldn’t shake the feeling that we were supposed to be doing more.  Finally I realized what was driving me so crazy.  While my pastor was a great speaker, he never really dove into God’s word.

This frustrated me because, as Christians, we are constantly being told how important the Bible is to our spiritual growth.  So, how could God’s church not be studying God’s own word?  To make a long story short, I met T. J., and he invited me to a Bible study.  I’ll never forget the chills I felt as I actually studied God’s word for what felt like the first time in my life.  So that’s why I chose New Church–because they get the importance of God’s word and what it does to your life.

Why  volunteer?

I volunteer because I want to show obedience to Christ and give him more opportunities to teach me.  I work with Newkids now, and while I never would have chosen that originally, I’m thankful that’s where God put me.  I know that He is using this time to mold me into the person that he wants me to be.

Lindsey is being used greatly by God to make a difference in the lives of the children in her small group and in the life of our church!  I’m grateful for Lindsey, and I look forward to what God is going to do through her in the days ahead “…to help people far from God experience new life in Jesus Christ!”

T. J.

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