(Our Children’s Leaders Team (CLT) has been blessing our children and their parents for several years, and as Andrea Lang, who has served with the CLT, has recently become our Pastor of Children’s & Family Ministry, we wanted to take extra time to make sure everyone on the CLT is better known. So, for the next few weeks, we’ll be hearing from everyone on the team.)

by Sarah Hoffner

My name is Sarah Hoffner and my husband, David, along with our kids, Owen, Josiah and Lucy have been a part of Church of the Cross for over ten years. Being a part of Children’s Ministry is joyful and life-giving work! My specific role is coordinating the preschool class which means I have the privilege of teaching the preschoolers on Sunday mornings, as well as working alongside the faithful and godly volunteers that give of their time so selflessly.

The beautiful thing about spending time with preschoolers is listening to their questions, insights, observations and wonderings. God is at work in these precious children! I am very grateful for the way COTC sees children, as full members of our church family, that their worship and involvement is important and necessary for the health and growth of our church.

My prayer for us as we look forward to what God has for our children throughout the coming year comes from Psalm 78, ‘He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers  to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments.’  

God is doing a good work, and He is and always will be faithful to complete it. I’m excited to enter this new phase of ministry with the Children’s Leadership Team and look forward to seeing God’s work unfold at COTC this year.