Meet the Interns: Emma

emma tatterton

Emma is our Childrens' intern.  She share's reflections on her internship and stories of God at work.

"His ways are not my ways but they are always better."

Tell us a bit about yourself… I grew up in Bolton and arrived at St George’s in 2009 as I started my English degree. As a student I was welcomed and supported by the community of St G’s and I have loved being an intern and getting more involved.

How do you know Jesus? I grew up in a loving Christian home so always knew a lot about God, but none of it ever made a difference to my everyday life. The summer before starting university I went on a Christian Ventures camp and something changed. It was no longer me at the centre of my life anymore – it was Jesus. Since then there have been many ups and downs but God’s faithfulness has always been constant.

What is your role? I get to love and teach some of the youngest members of our church. Our Network for 0-11’s, Explorers, meet in the Church Centre during the 10:30 Sunday service to discover who God is and have lots of fun. I am also involved with Play and Pray, our weekly mums and toddlers group.

"The children have really embraced the opportunity to go deeper and ask questions."

Where have you seen God working? God has been doing some incredible things with the Explorers. This term we have been looking at the Journey to the Cross with our children ages 5-11. The children have really embraced the opportunity to go deeper and ask questions. The week we looked at the cross I could feel the presence of God in the calm and peace of the room when several children said they’d like to know God for themselves for the first time. On the response poster that asked “Why did Jesus die?” another child wrote “So that I can be God’s friend.” Read more about our children exploring Lent.

How can St G’s pray for you? Pray that God would abundantly bless children through the work of St G’s and help them put down roots in Him that will hold them steadily through their whole lives.Please also pray that I would always be getting involved with what God is doing rather than wanting Him to get involved with what I’m doing; His ways are not my ways but they are always better.

Find out about the Internship and discipleship training at St George's, here. Read stories of other Interns, here.