Metro Kingdom Builders: Debby Dennis

‘Metro Kingdom Builders’ is a series highlighting the partners and people that make up, and serve, at Metro Community Church. This week’s Kingdom Builder is Debby Dennis!

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When did you start attending Metro and why?
I started attending Metro in 2015. I left for a year and returned in 2017. I was looking for a multicultural church, found Metro online, and listened to several sermons before attending. I was nervous but I was greeted by two nice guys –Pastor Peter and Bruce Atkins. Pastor Peter was shocked that I came by myself and said he could never do that. I felt that the atmosphere was friendly and inviting.

What stood out to you about Metro?
What stood out to me about Metro was that the people were not trying to act perfect. I like that they shared their mess and were willing to learn how to change it.

What ministries are you involved with? What about those ministries made you want to serve?
I serve on the following ministries...

Caring Ministry: I wanted to serve on this team because I love helping those in need. Reaching out to those that need prayer, encouragement, and support is what I enjoy doing.

Offering Count Team: The need for individuals that are committed, faithful, and able to follow the expectation of confidentiality and integrity to serve on this team is something I am used to. The role allows for growth and continued learning which is what I strive for daily.

50+ Group: This is a new small group led by Deborah Moore. When she asked me to co-lead with her it was exciting because it was new to Metro. The group has been growing and has become the talk of Metro. We accept anyone 50 and over. Men are also welcomed in this group so we can get a male perspective on topics being discussed. We embrace and love on the two men we currently have in the group, but they want some other men to join. It does not matter if you are single or married – all are welcome.

What do you do outside of Metro?
Outside of Metro, I am currently writing a book. I also enjoy reading, listening to music, learning new things, and helping family, friends, and neighbors. I also enjoy putting together jigsaw puzzles. I find it to be very relaxing.

What does transformation mean to you? Have you seen or experienced transformation through Metro?Transformation to me means change that is sought after and is intentional. I know God is the one that transforms, but we must be willing. For me, change is a process that cannot be rushed. I’ve always tried to be perfect or act like everything is okay even when it’s not. I’m learning that it is okay to not be okay. I believe that is the transforming power of God at work.

What is one thing you want people to know about you?
I want people to know that I am approachable, friendly, caring, and have a sense of humor. I love putting a smile on others faces.

What brings you the most joy?
What brings me the most joy is children. Although I could not have children of my own, I have plenty. I raised my niece as my daughter, and she has four beautiful daughters. God has truly blessed me because my girls bring me great joy.

Anything else you want to share?
I have met some amazing people at Metro. I would like to encourage anyone who attends Metro and feel like they don’t fit in to get involved in a ministry or small group. Reach out to one of the pastors, leaders or even myself, and we will get you plugged in.