The Residency In Mission (RIM) program provides opportunities for host ministries to strengthen the work in their local contexts, while offering Residents an environment in which to grow in their ministry service. In partnership with ministries in the host church, this program helps aspiring residents discern their call to missional service.
Eliza’s placement is best summarized as a youth pastor/worker; since she was, however, stationed in a church plant, her job definition was quite fluid depending on the church’s needs each day. She states that, “In many ways, I was like the pastor’s intern doing whatever I could to help people grow closer to God and one another. It was a once in a lifetime experience that taught me invaluable lessons.”
Eliza has recently accepted the position of Director of Programming for Children and Youth Ministries at Trinity United Methodist Church in Conway, SC. There she will continue her passion and calling and guide members of this church to serve more effectively and to train the next generation to have the hearts of servants.
Be on the lookout for our interview with Eliza about her RIM experience on Real Faith, Real World Podcast in the near future. Listen to Real Faith, Real World wherever you subscribe to podcast or on our website at worldmethodist.org/podcast