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KW Connection lands in hands of Kingdom worker years after MOVE —

By CIY Staff

Created on 09/25/2018

Kelsey Boardley had a good plan for her life after high school – “had” being the optimum word.


After a powerful moment at a CIY event, those plans changed.

The moment happened during her second year at CIY’s high school summer conference with her youth group from Swiss Cove Christian Church in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2011, MOVE showed the CIY Æffect-produced film, “Love Costs Every Thing.” After watching the film, Boardley answered the invitation to become a Kingdom worker – and everything changed.


“I was set to be a graphic design major at Palm Beach Atlantic University that fall, and that night God changed my direction to youth ministry,” Boardley said. “I called my college after returning home and changed my major to ministry with a concentration on student ministries.”


Boardley spent the next four years learning about Kingdom work, and how youth ministry and church administration fell into that calling. She volunteered and served the church in many capacities throughout her education and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry.


She said she took another huge step in faith by moving to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In a year’s time, she was able to accept the assistant youth pastor position with her church, Christ United Methodist Church.


Part of her role at the church currently is to sort the mail. This month, one particular delivery made her smile … The latest issue of CIY’s Kingdom Worker Connection magazine.


“I've been glued to it,” she said. “It's a great magazine, but that's not why it captured my attention. I am a Kingdom worker. I'm also stepping further into my calling by partnering with my husband in growing our own little Kingdom worker. Our first child is due in November. Thank you for partnering with Christ in calling and sending forth youth to be Kingdom workers. I'm one of them.”


Find the latest issue of The Kingdom Worker Connection magazine here.