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 to do the work I do. 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 currently the Generations and Emerging Leaders Pastor for the Baptist Churches of Victoria, Australia. Drawing on 15 years experience as a Generations pastor, her role is to support kids, families, youth and young adult pastors and leaders in their roles with mentoring, training and connection to the broad network of churches. She also seeks to help churches and their senior leadership think, act and grow generationally.
Kimberly is passionate about leadership and team development. She is 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 “Leading Teams” 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 home church and at churches, events and generational ministries across Victoria and beyond. As well as speaking effectively from the platform to any size group she is also a gifted facilitator of workshops or training.
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.
Her extensive experience in Leadership Development and Team Leadership also equip her to speak to these topics and support organisations wishing to grow in this area.
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.