In our mission to be a safe church for seekers, we sometimes hear those attending say that they don't know who someone is. We want you to get to know the faces you see around AC3. We are starting with the Triad, and last time we introduced you to Lori Caperoon. Next up, we have Kellie Ade, Assistant to the Creative Teams Director at AC3!
- How I clear my mind after a challenging day:
- Advice to a person of faith dealing with a broken relationship with their church:
1. Seek wise counsel. No, really.
2. Keep your conversations about the person you're in conflict with to an absolute minimum (i.e. if they're not right there with you, don't talk about them).
3. Remember the Master's words in Matthew 7:1-5. It'll keep you humble in the heat of a conflict.
- When I declared I was going to walk along with God, instead of away from him:
- Change I’d like to see among Christians today:
2. Prioritize church attendance/involvement. Don't deprive the community of yourself.
3. Prioritize listening over speaking. If we make an emphasis on being a culture of better listeners, we will make a real difference in our world.
- Advice I’d give to Younger Me:
|Kellie and her husband, Tim|
- Gifting I most admire:
- What I tell others about serving:
- 3 disciplines/habits that keep me connected to community:
2. Normally, I'm serving somewhere during the week or the weekend. Not to be a broken record, but service is a very strong community adhesive. If I'm serving, I'm connecting with others and I'm in tune with the needs of my community.
3. This might seem counter-intuitive, but I strictly limit my time on social media (Facebook, Twitter, whatever). I find that when I'm not as distracted by my virtual social life, I find more bandwidth for the actual flesh-and-blood people in front of me. The quantity of interactions goes down, but the quality goes way up. I find the internal resources to be more present to the people in front of me when I'm not free-falling down my newsfeed trying to keep up.
- 3 disciplines/habits that keep me connected to God:
1. Daily Bible reading and meditation (my personal favorite devotional plans come out of Streams in the Desert, A Year with C.S. Lewis and Celtic Daily Prayer).
2. Prayer journaling (which is cool because it inevitably establishes a record of what God was doing in my life, which I often only see in hindsight).
3. A conscious effort to take things slower than I'm naturally inclined to. The gravity of being busy is often the biggest hindrance to intimacy with God. There's a specific temptation to do this in ministry work especially: to mistake working for God as being with God. It's as if I'm running around frantically doing Jesus' laundry and dishes, telling myself that's intimacy, while He awkwardly sits on the couch waiting for me to sit next to Him and just talk and hang out. I have to be more disciplined in slowing down, being present. Still not that great at it, though ;)
- What book left a lasting impression on you?
- If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
- Beach or Mountains? Why?
- Favorite season? Why?
- You can only listen to the same song OR watch the same movie for the rest of your life. What do you choose?
- What is your idea of a dream vacation?
- What are your top 3 hobbies?
2. Hiking/going for walks
- What is the last thing you binge-watched?
- Morning person or night owl?
- Best advice I’ve ever gotten:
Or, a less esoteric favorite, "Measure twice, cut once".