Hidden Treasure has been a project in the making for several years. It originally was birthed, when I was sitting in the back of a church. Although I have segmented the project into several different mini projects, the ultimate goal was to get a group of members out of the church walls into the community.
While I was serving as a journalist/public affairs specialist in the Navy, I began as a new Christian to ask the Lord what was the perfect will for my life. I heard the word consultant. I thought that was odd. I had heard of the five-fold ministry gifts and served in several capacities in the church.
Funny thing, after I finished my enlistment. I went into the local WorkSoure to take a test for veterans and was told about a job on the spot that wasn’t advertised yet. The position was called a business consultant for youth services. I would spend the next six years providing services to local chambers, school districts, and juvenile justice system programs. Through serving in this capacity I began to develop and hone my skills to serve the community outside of the church walls.
Being exposed to this position, I began to see the kingdom in a different way. As I went into detention centers, local high schools and alternative youth programs for youth, I was able to teach various topics from workplace readiness skills to basic motivation.
Although as a workforce professional I wasn’t able to share my faith, I began to share lessons off topic that was tailored to the students.