TOOL KIT MINISTRIES – 2012
Dear Ministry Partners:
Thank you so much for your prayers, your help and your support for 2012.
The Lord has truly blessed even through one of the most personally challenging years of this ministry. We have completed over 12 years of training and working with volunteer church and outreach workers of all ages. This year has included more teens that any other year, from summer teen workers to student leaders for church ministries including AWANA workers:
In January, Tool Kit was part of the GWCEA convention at UMUC’s Marriot Conference center in College Park, MD– teaching 3 workshop classes of over 135 church leaders.
In February and again in October, we did smaller teacher training workshops in East Baltimore to help CBM of Baltimore City provide resources for their volunteers teaching Bible-based “character building” classes in the Baltimore public schools.
In March, Tool Kit conducted a teachers seminar at a new church location at The Peoples Community Baptist Church in Silver Spring. This was a very inter-active workshop where everyone participated in live demonstrations.
Tool Kit returned to do the 5th annual outreach seminar at Perkins Square Baptist Church in Baltimore focused on “Our Mission-Going Beyond the Walls” – a practical working seminar with multiple churches involved. This was a great time of sharing ideas in answering difficult questions while challenging each other to spread God’s good news.
During the late Spring and Summer months, Dr. Nancy was involved in VBS Training of workers and working directly in training teachers and teens for summer outreach programs.
Summer Ministries included: Training Teens for Summer Bible clubs with Carolyn King and CBM of MD
Plus: training and team work with Harvester Baptist Church VBS ministries:
In the September, we went to Genesis Bible Fellowship Church in Baltimore, MD for another interactive teacher-training workshop.
In October, we again held 2 workshops at the AWANA annual conference in Bowie, MD. It was great to be able to encourage so many workers to be “ready” to share gospel and meaning of the scriptures to their young charges during weekly AWANA clubs.
Special speaking in 2012 for Dr. Nancy including The Childrens’ Chapel several times at Grace Christian School in Bowie and teaching at ladies chapel at Karis Home (Baltimore Rescue Mission) several times during the year.
“God’s work takes team work” – What a variety of events, challenge of topics and blessing of age groups, from teens to grandparents, were involved!!!!
During this time the Lord has been faithful to supply strength and encouragement even during the home-going of Mrs. Carolyn King and Dr. Nancy’s brother, Mitch Brook, looking at these as graduation celebrations.
This year we ministered to a total of 316 church leaders in training classes, bringing the 12 years ministry total to 5,902. May the Lord use these people to multiply His Kingdom by sharing, reaching and teaching others to do the same.
Thank you again for sharing in these unique challenges and opportunities.
Always in Christ (I Peter 3:15),
Dr. Nancy Shields, director TKM
PO Box 1253, Columbia, MD 21045