I sometimes feel that my life is like an orange! I am married to Andy: that’s my wifely segment. We have 2 primary aged daughters, Rebecca & Lizbeth: that’s my motherly segment. I am involved with the youth work at Abbey Church: that’s the segment that thinks it’s younger than the rest of the orange. Together with Andy, I am a Community Group leader: that’s the friendly segment. There are many more segments, some smaller than others, some with pips in (?!) and all of them are wrapped up in the skin of the Trinity. Maybe I’m taking the analogy too far now, but you get the picture. I might try to segment out my life, but God doesn’t fit neatly into one small space, he impacts the whole. And Abbey Church helps me to live this reality out: doing the youthwork challenges me to keep my faith fresh and relevant, whilst leading a Community Group helps to keep me accountable to living out my faith in daily life.”
Jennie WattsDarren Chandler
Jennie is co-leader of a Community Group and involved in youth work at Abbey.