I’m excited about the way our ministry has continued to offer opportunities for our friends to join us as we help serve the church around the world. WDA has some great folks who volunteer their time and give of their own resources to travel around the world, serve in the local church, participate with our next generation ministry, and help here at the WDA Headquarters.
Here are a few examples:
Carroll and Shirley Coakley have been long time partners with WDA from our early days as we began a campus ministry at the University of Tennessee. Carroll and Shirley have both also served WDA by teaching pastors overseas. Their participation with our International Ministry has taken them to many countries to help teach pastors and leaders who do not have the ability to get biblical training elsewhere. They have gone at risk to their health and also at their own financial cost. The Coakley’s are two of our “unsung” heroes with WDA.
Roger Gillam is a professional electrician and building contractor who has gone with WDA on many missions’ trips to Africa and taken responsibility for building projects, particularly with the orphanage in Karatu, Tanzania.
Mike Wolf is working with the international team to help develop a new international training and policy manual.
Beverly Keller, having been trained as a Restoring Your Heart Leader in her local church, is now an integral part of developing materials for the Restorative Ministry and leading and training new leaders.
Recently our Headquarters Team has been blessed with volunteers like Sue Nichols, an elementary school teacher looking for work, who is using her ‘waiting’ time to help the Administrative Team by gathering information for our databases, mailing materials, and helping with other general office tasks. Also, Jeff Edwards, a local CPA, is volunteering by assisting and assessing our bookkeeping department in the area of donor relations, receipting, payroll and staff accounts.
We have others, with backgrounds in building, electrical and landscaping, who help with our grounds and office building.
There are lots of ways for you to serve with WDA! Currently, we’re asking God for an Alumni Coordinator to work with volunteer representatives from each WDA campus. These folks would coordinate and contact alumni from our current and past Next Generation Ministries. As we are approaching our 40th anniversary as an organization, we want to connect with as many of our ministry alumni as possible. As a WDA alumnus, you may want to help us reconnect with your classmates from your particular school or ministry.
In order to learn about these and other opportunities, please visit our contact page and click on ”volunteer.”