Hi, I’m Kimberly Smith. I’m a pastor, speaker and author of the book “What We Cannot Be Alone | Understanding Singleness in God’s Family”.
I am living an unexpected version of my life and I’m committed to living it to the full. I am blessed by the church I get to serve and belong in. Ministry opportunities (and leisure pursuits) see me travelling across the state, Australia and overseas. My life truly has become my (God’s) message and I love sharing it with people of all ages and life stages.
I’m bold enough to believe that things can always be better! There is always more to learn, more to understand, more to give, and a fuller life to live. I speak regularly around the topics of Leadership, Sexuality, Relationship & Identity, and Singleness – as well as preaching as part of our team in regular church services.
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Kimberly is an Associate Pastor at Werribee Baptist Church where she has been on staff since 2003. Her areas of oversight include Youth & Young Adults, Children, Families and church events while also serving on the preaching and worship teams and the Leadership Executive. She has pioneered many new ministries in the church and her ability to oversee, mentor and motivate those within the ministries has seen much fruit.
Kimberly is actively engaged in the Next Generation Leaders department of the Baptist Union of Victoria – mentoring young pastors and connecting and resourcing Baptist youth pastors across the state. She is also a State Coordinator within the Arrow Leadership Emerging Leaders program – encouraging leaders in church and para church organisations to explore and develop their leadership potential. She presents the “Developing Leaders” module.
Kimberly is a passionate and gifted communicator. Her wisdom and insight together with her humour and vibrant personality are utilised in her preaching ministry in her own church and at churches, events and generational ministries across Victoria and beyond.
She is regularly invited to speak on the topics of Relationship, Sexuality and Identity as she desires to see the church find its voice on these subjects that are near to the heart of God for His children. Years of journeying with young people and her own personal life experiences have equipped her with language and passion to encourage people to pursue God’s best design and desire in these areas.
More recently, she has been sharing on the topic of Singleness in God’s Family – a journey that has also been encapsulated in her first book.
Kimberly has recently published her first book “WHAT WE CANNOT BE ALONE | Understanding Singleness in God’s Family”. She writes …
For many years I have resisted writing this book because I have never wanted to be a ‘spokesperson’ for singleness. I didn’t want to camp here in this season and make it my ‘life’s message’. This is a season I want to transition through … beyond! But something about my life experiences, my ministry gifts and passions, and my current life circumstances have combined with God’s calling to steward this message in a way I can’t deny.
God has something to say to His people on this subject. Maybe it’s a message of affirmation, validation and encouragement for Singles. Maybe it’s a word of correction or direction for church leadership. Maybe it’s a nudge to greater awareness for His broader church family. I’m sure it could be those thoughts and more.