Children’s Pastor Kelly Rutledge
Kelly has been involved in Children’s Ministry for 19 years, teaching children to have a firm foundation in the Lord. Her heart is to teach children to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and see their gifting’s surfaced. Kelly is a passionate person, and it is evident in the way she loves Jesus, the Church and people. She desires to see the family unit restored and a new standard set. Kelly and her husband Darrin have been married for over 28 years and are on a journey of discovering all that God has in store for them as a team. They enjoy being outdoors, dreaming and seeking out adventure. Additionally they love spending time with their children and grandchildren.
I am passionate about Jesus, the Church and families. I’m passionate about the freedom that only He can bring, and sharing that freedom with those that are in need. My desire is to see the Church as one body giving Glory in all we do, to the one and only God. I’m devoted to children and families. I desire to see the family unit restored and a new standard set. My hope is that these passions will align with others and set the course for what God desires to do in Katy.
I am greatly moved by the indispensable guide for love given to us in 1 Corinthians 13. This example, set before us, gives a clear picture of the way we are to love others, love ourselves, and ultimately the love that Christ has for us. His love never fails!
My Favorite Verse
If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless.
When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
Three things will last forever–faith, hope, and love–and the greatest of these is love.1 Corinthians 13