Searching for Home
Diana Nowlin, a newlywed from Connecticut, recently moved to Oklahoma and was searching for a church home with her husband. Diana and her husband wanted to find a church where they both felt at home, and when they found Crossings in February of 2014, they knew Crossings was the right fit for them.
Looking for a way to deepen her connection with Crossings when she wasn’t in a service or worship at the church, Diana started following Crossings on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and she loved being able to stay up-to-date with photos, videos, worship music, messages, and events coming up at the church. When she saw an announcement via social media about upcoming Centered classes, she was eager to learn more and quickly got involved.
Hungry for The Word
It didn’t take Diana long to realize how hungry for God’s Word – and His Will – she was and decided it was time to Volunteer. It began with her serving in her Centered class, and when the opportunity arose for Diana to volunteer with Crossings Local Missions partner, Stanley Hupfeld Academy, she was immediately on board. “I love to plant flowers and dig in the dirt,” Diana says, “so I was able to go with the group and work on the beautification project at the Academy. It was so fun to be part of the project!”
Diana’s current volunteer opportunity came when she became friends with Cheri Weaver, Pastor of Volunteer Ministry, and through the course of their time together in Centered, Diana learned about Volunteer Ministry’s need and desire for a dedicated volunteer to take over their Twitter feed and share their passion for their volunteers on a regular basis. Diana felt called to accept this challenge to deepen her walk with Christ as well as further her ever-growing relationships in the various ministries she was involved in. When Cheri mentioned the need to Diana, she knew she wanted to be involved. The Volunteer Twitter posts links to the top volunteer needs at the church each week, as well as devotions, stories, scripture, and upcoming events, and Diana knew she could “definitely do that!”
Serving and Growing
Today, Diana is learning, growing, and spreading God’s love not only through her immense involvement at Crossings, but in her daily job and living as she makes herself available to be used in ways that are natural to her. Diana’s servant heart and willingness for her talents to be used by God in unexpected ways has opened her up to a wealth of opportunities at Crossings.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms – 1 Peter 4:10
Want to share your talents through serving in one of our more than 350 opportunities? Get involved through our Volunteer Ministry here!