WHO I AM
hi, my name is berthine.
I love Jesus. I’m a Computer Scientist in the making. Creative. Lover of children. Joy Bringer. Kids Church Director. Individualist.
What I DO
Since August 2017, I’ve been he Kids Church Director for the Tampa Underground. I help to provide a safe space for children 6 months- 11 years of age to learn about the love of Jesus. Whether it be through a craft, a song, a dance, or a story, my heart is to see the word of God come alive to the little ones.
One of the sweetest moments was when the older elementary class (3rd-5th graders) were asked to pray for the current events occuring in the world. Many of the kids asked to pray for various situations, but one boy’s prayer in particular stood out to me. “Ms. Berthine, can we pray against school shootings? There have been a lot going on and we need Jesus for that” This is the gospel coming to life for the little ones, and I’m grateful to be a vessel that God can use in this way.
I also empower our leaders and parents to join along with Kids church on Sunday mornings through volunteering and teaching. Currently Kids Church has nine teachers and 20-30 volunteers. I enjoy sharing life with the team as well as empowering them to lead out of their God given gifts.
I also work with a ministry called Just Initiative as The Zone coordinator. The zone is where we tutor children that have fallen behind in school, to be back on their grade level or beyond.
When I am not working, I usually am studying, singing songs loudly, writing, or spending time with my loved ones.
how to partner with me
PRAY: I always am grateful and appreciative to those that want to join alongside me in prayer. Without the strength of the Lord I would not be able to do what I do.
GIVE: The annual budget for the Kids church Department is $15,000 which goes towards salaries, supplies, and expenses to allow Kids Church to flourish.
If you’d like to partner with me, you can click the buttons below to give a one time or recurring gift. If you'd like to send checks, please make them payable to Underground Network with 5437 in the memo line to:
PO BOX 75157
Tampa, FL 33675