Kathryn Nunnelley

Capital Community Church, Vermont

009046-Nunnelley, Ka
Church Planting Team Member
Montpelier Vermont
Capital Community Church
September 22

About My Family

As a child, I watched my parents serve others. They exposed me to many different experiences, places and people who enriched my life and gave me a unique perspective on the world. When I was in high school, I began serving with my church youth group. I helped build a Habitat for Humanity House, painted a house for an elderly woman and took care of children in the church nursery. I knew I would live a life of service.
I came to a saving faith in Christ because of a relationship with my husband, then boyfriend, who explained the gospel to me and showed me God's grace and love by how he treated me. After graduating from the University of Alabama in 2000, I married my husband, Matthew, and started teaching high school English. We started attending a local church, and I was given the task of teaching Mission Friends.
While learning about missionaries here in the United States and internationally, I knew God was calling me to missions. The motivation for my service would be sharing the gospel of Christ with those who had not heard it. In an act of obedience and faith, Matthew and I quit our secular jobs and took positions as North American Mission Board missionaries in 2007. We served as church strengtheners at a church in Worcester, Mass., from 2007–2011. I served as site co-coordinator for Calhoun Christian Women's Job Corps in Anniston, Ala., from 2012-2015. Now I am serving as a church planting team member in Montpelier, Vt.
I also am a mother to Taylor, Jacob and Julia. We enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing and canoeing. I also enjoy reading, cooking and volunteering in the community. Life transformation through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ continues to lead me through this humbling, exciting, unpredictable, sometimes frustrating, and joyful journey. I pray that God will use our family to spread the light of Christ through the spiritual darkness here in New England and beyond. Thank you for your support!

About My Church Plant

Capital Community Church was launched Easter 2014 in the home of Austin Smith, lead pastor. My husband, Matthew, served as a church planting intern from September 2015 September 2016. I started serving as a church planting team member in September 2015 and continue to serve in that role. Our mission is following Jesus and serving others.
Vermont is the least churched, least religious, and most liberal state in the U.S. We feel called to help reach the people of Montpelier and its surrounding communities with the gospel of Christ. We do this by having weekly gatherings on Thursday evenings where we eat dinner together, worship together and have Bible study. We now rent space from Christ Church in downtown Montpelier. One Thursday a month all of us worship together while on the other Thursdays the adults and children meet separately for Bible study. I help teach the older children.
We also serve in the community. We started a playgroup called Little Explorers on Tuesday mornings in October of 2016. It is well attended, and we are still seeing new faces each week. We have planned large-scale community events, such as a Halloween carnival in 2015 and the Family Olympics on July 3, 2016. We also participate in missions projects, such as Operation Christmas Child. Missions teams have come to help with the third of July event, serve in the local elementary and high schools and provide vacation Bible school in the summer. The main focus of our ministry is building relationships with people that leads to sharing the gospel and seeing people transformed by God's love and grace, equipping them to share the gospel with others, too.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at namb.net/send-me.

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Kathryn Nunnelley

Ministry Fund ID 009046-Nunnelley, Ka
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Please pray for our church leadership. Pray for our church family to grow closer to Christ and each other. Pray for our church family to be equipped to serve in the church and as the church, out in the world sharing the gospel. Pray for us to be prepared and on guard for the battle of spiritual warfare. Pray for the lost in the city of Montpelier and its surrounding communities to a seek and find a saving faith in Jesus Christ. Pray for opportunities to serve alongside the people of our community. Pray for God to be glorified through our service. Pray for financial provision as we are serving where the cost of living is extremely high.

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