Jim Shields - Connections Minister
I never quite understood what it meant to be called into the Ministry, but at the age of 41, the Lord laid on my heart that I was to sell my business and go full-time in the Ministry. You can imagine how I felt, because that would mean leaving a financially secure career and starting over. Well, it did not take long for me to realize that I was to make this move and God was not taking “no” for an answer. I went back to school and in 2 ½ years graduated Suma cum laude with a Bachelor in Ministry. I joined the staff here at First Christian Church in High Point in June of 2006, and have never looked back. I only recently transitioned from being the Church's Youth Minister to my new position as the Connections Minister. In my new position I will be able to work closely with our New Life Group initiative as well as our community outreach ministries.
I am married to my best friend and loving wife Elizabeth, and we have three daughters – Heather, Megan, and Laura. We are so blessed because all three of our girls have dedicated their lives to some aspect of Ministry; two of which have married Ministers. I enjoy snow skiing, cooking, and hanging-out with family. My passion is reaching out to disadvantaged and troubled teens, as well as helping people find their way into a loving relationship with Christ. Proverbs 3: 5-6 is my life verse.