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Leah Stanzel

Leah Stanzel
Person Details
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Country

  • Hungary
Participants Details

YRM Network

  • Women in Discipleship

Ministry Focus

  • Discipleship

Occupation

  • Christian Ministry

Funding Status (YRM)

  • YRM Funded
Participants Answers
What is your ministry?

As a pastor's wife, I primarily serve my family and the church body. My husband and I have six children, four biological and two adopted. Outside of the ministry of serving my husband and children, we have an international church where we have Hungarians and international students from over 20 nations. We love making disciples of the nations without leaving our home country! I am passionate about teaching the fullness of Scripture to the ladies in our church and meeting with them for one-on-one discipleship.

When did you trust Christ?

I grew up in a Christian home. After going through many tumultuous teen years, I understood the grace and redemption of Christ personally in 2002. I realized that I had not understood grace as a child, and when I was faced with my sinfulness, instead of turning toward Christ in repentance, I ran from Him in rebellion. Finally, at 22 years old, I understood His grace and welcomed me to run toward Him with my sin and receive forgiveness and redemption.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

Before I joined YRM last year, I had no idea what to expect. This year, I hope for growth in my relationship with Christ, fellowship with like-minded believers, discipline in ministry, and vision and direction for women's ministry in our church. I am excited to learn and be intentional about learning, specifically in teaching, leadership, and women's ministry issues. I expect to learn from the experience and expertise of those who have gone before me and those in ministry alongside me. I am thankful for the forum this past year, YRM, and my one-on-one meetings with my mentor.

What is your leadership role or what were your past leadership roles?

As a pastor's wife in a church plant, my leadership roles have taken many forms over the years. I have held various leadership hats over the years, from leading children's ministries to women's ministries or planning church events and outreaches. Now that our church has grown and we have raised a team of leaders around us, I can spend more time pouring into individual leaders and other women in the church. I continue to lead the women's ministry and have a leading role in planning many of the church events.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

I hope to continue to develop humility and to be able to learn from those who have gone before me in ministry. There is so much more I can learn about how to draw others to Jesus and help them become teachers and disciple-makers, and I hope to gain practical skills on how to do this well. So not even to improve my abilities but even more so to be able to teach others to do the same.