By Dcn. Kaitlyn Wallett – For the Collaboration Project –
I moved to Madison in 2018 to help plant Christ Church Madison, having no connections in the city outside our little church plant community. I’d been on staff at our sending church for the last four years, alongside nearly two dozen incredible brothers and sisters, spiritual moms and dads, serving our congregation of 1000+, where I had worshiped since my first year of college. The shift to a brand new city, and a baby church with a two-person staff team was exciting, but also felt really isolating.
I arrived in town just in time for our first weekly service, so Sundays weren’t a good option for connecting with potential ministry peers. I kept hearing about the camaraderie between churches in Madison, especially the friendship between head pastors of some of the smaller churches like ours. I was curious if there was a group out there for someone like me.