I’m Katy Hailes, the founder of this site. Having worked in a small church as a youth and children’s worker for most of my adult life I found it always took a long time to find free resources or to write and design them myself. I decided that it would be great to put all my resources to good use, and to have a place where I could share the resources that I am creating and using.
MinistryArk began after several attempts at putting a resources website together failed. The old saying ‘If at first you don’t succeed try, try again’ definitely apply to me. I decided to keep going with my mission to resource others as I really feel that it is something that can bless ministry leaders; especially those with a small budget for their ministries.
Why Ministry Ark?
The name Ministry Ark is a play on Noah’s Ark. Noah was told to put all the animals into the ark as a way of saving them from the flood, and to preserve them for future generations. Imagine a world without animals. You don’t want to? Neither do I! Ministry Ark is a place for ministry leaders to save and store their resources so that future generations of leaders and children can enjoy them too. I am hoping that others will want to join in and share and store some of their own work in this space also. That way we can help others make room for their ministry, rather than spending all of their time searching the internet for free resources.
At the moment Ministry Ark is aimed at providing strong resources for leaders of children. So perhaps if you have an old VBS you’ve designed, or a lesson plan that went down well, or a really cool game idea and you want to bless and share it with others, then I would love to hear from you! Simply get in touch via our contact page.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
I have been involved in children’s and youth ministry for the last 12 years. I have worked in government funded projects and small churches, led small groups at larger children’s conferences and overseen children’s work in camps. I have a BA (hons) Theology degree from the Nazarene Theological College, UK and a Diploma in Youthwork. I am also the Team leader for 5-11yr olds at Ivy Church Manchester, UK. I love English chocolate and a good cuppa tea, silly dancing like crazy and sitting lazily watching movies.