Sharing stories of doing life together in A Year of We

Welcome to the Second-Ponce blog!

At Second-Ponce, we’ve named 2018 “A Year of We,” and that means intentionally celebrating the ways our church family is “doing life together.” In the side bar, you’ll find a link to an article written by our senior pastor, Dr. Dock Hollingsworth, about this church-wide theme.

Every other Wednesday, personal narratives written by church members and ministry partners will be posted on this page. These stories highlight how God uses the relationships we build here to grow us as individuals and grow us as a church family.

June 13, 2018

Meet Heather Franklin

Second-Ponce’s New Youth Summer Intern

By Heather Franklin

Atlanta has been my home for nearly two years. I moved from Columbus, Ga. to pursue my Masters of Divinity at McAfee School of Theology and my experience has been incredible. Entering my final year in seminary, I have been anxiously searching for a way to share my ministerial experience and passion with God’s people. In the midst of looking for this opportunity, Ryan Wilson and I struck up a friendship through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Little did I know that CBF’s congregational experience and mentoring program, Student.Church, would then offer an opportunity for me to work at Second-Ponce as a summer intern.

My experience in ministry has focused around youth and community development. I had the pleasure of working with the youth and college ministries at First Baptist Columbus. In undergrad and while at seminary, I have concentrated my education around non-profits, community development and the intersection of church ministry and community.

I have already been warmly welcomed to the Second-Ponce family. Quickly, I discovered both members and staff are recognized figures from my past. Dr. Hollingsworth was influential in bringing my family to the ministerial role it has today at First Baptist Columbus. I have been excited by the wonderful personalities of our youth, and I am so excited to do life together.