Tracy Sinck spoke to us about why she took part in Directions and how the course helped her to figure out God's Call in her life
I’d felt for quite some time that God had a role for me and I knew it was linked to helping families, but I wasn’t sure quite how I was meant to help. I spent my time supporting others whilst in church.
I read about Directions on the website and felt it could help me get some clarity about what role I should have.
As a single mum, at the time I couldn’t meet the schedule and when two friends shared their experiences of doing the course I wanted to do it even more. Suddenly at a Leader’s meeting Vicar Tina announced that the team had agreed a childminding rota so that I could do the course.
The course has helped me grow more confident in understanding and sharing God’s word and growing His Kingdom. It’s helped me realise that my ministry to families can be done in many ways; even the supportive ways I’m already helping grow Church Wigan. The course taught me that God places us where we’ll be most useful and for me that’s still a supporting role in our worshipping community, but I’m also now leading a team to start a new youth group this autumn.
Spending time with a loving and prayerful group on the course has also helped me to grow my prayer ministry; so much so that I’m now leading a small prayer team, writing a prayer article for our monthly magazine and developing a local house of prayer.
If anyone is wondering what role God has for them, or whether He even has a role for them, they should definitely do Directions. It will help to look differently at your faith and your part in growing God’s Kingdom. You’ll find ways to discover your strengths and gifts that maybe you hadn’t seen before and how you can possibly use them in ministry. You can’t help but make some great friendships on the course. You’ll be support for each other and maybe share ideas.