Those of us who are fortunate enough to call Burleson community home may be away of various civic and service organizations, churches and individuals who provide various community services. Some of these "givers" are well known and others are working diligently in the background. They are not seeking publicity for themselves but for the benefit of others who are in need of a helping hand, a friend, some encouragement or maybe a smile and a big hug!
One of the less-known of these "silent" entities is Crazy8 Ministries! Like many others, I wasn't aware of this wonderful group of dedicated Christians who are serving in so many ways until I met Lisa Schwarz. As a member of the Burleson Independent School District Board of Trustees, I also serve on the Character Council... (click on Pat's name to read the full text)
Lisa's enthusiasm about her intimacy with the Lord challenges women to have a genuine relationship with Him and she applies scripture in a way that allows the Spirit to do the work in their hearts.
Since it’s opening in 2011 Crazy8 Ministries has changed countless lives throughout the Burleson area. Lisa and her dedicated team are actively engaged in “meeting people where they are” to effectively minister to the individuals and families that they serve. Equally important are the collaborative efforts that Crazy8 Ministries has built with multiple other community stakeholders to assure that everyone served is provided with the opportunity for optimal living.
Crazy8 Ministries is helping build a better community on a daily basis.
I know few people who have a greater love for God and a passion to see people fall in love with Him than Lisa. That is relfected in her love for her husband and their passion to raising their kids to love Jesus.
As a youth pastor who has had the opportunity to work along side her in impacting students, I have seen first hand that love and passion poured out through her ability to speak. But more importantly, her ability to listen and love people where they are at in their spiritual journey. Out of the overflow of your heart the mouth speaks. Lisa's heart overflows with a love for God.
Since it’s opening in 2011 Crazy8 Ministries has changed countless lives throughout the Burleson area. Lisa and her dedicated team are actively engaged in “meeting people where they are” to effectively minister to the individuals and families that they serv“The Good Life” we all enjoy in Burleson and our surrounding communities is predicated up on families being healthy in body, mind and soul. Healthy families mean a vibrant work force, more parental involvement in a child’s education and as a whole a brighter future for the next generation. An investment in Crazy 8 Ministries is an investment in “The Good Life” for which all families long and upon which all strong communities thrive.
God has gifted Lisa with the ability to instantly connect with the hearts of women of all ages. Lisa is able to take the core of the message God has given her and adapt her presentation to the specific groups she interacts with. It is evident that Lisa has a passion for ministering to young girls and women for the glory of God.
I was truly thankful for Lisa's willingness to drop everything for a weekend and come to pour into us as the women on Marquette's campus. I appreciated her coming and opening up to us so we could listen and benefit from the beautiful message of God's love for us. Amazing! Most of all, I loved seeing her heart and how it has been truly transformed by God's grace. Her faith is REAL and her passion for the Lord is evident, both are very inspiring.
Lisa's love for the Lord overflows out of her heart. She didn't just drip milk into our mouths, she gave us some serious stuff that we needed to hear. The scriptures that she used showed that she knew what she was talking about. The message itself really spoke to me. It let me know that I am good enough and I need to stop measuring myself against the standards of the world because I will never measure up to them.
I also loved how she talked about God loving us first. Lisa's heart is clearly on fire for God in a way that I can't even fathom. I pray that God will continue to use her and the amazing ability of speaking He has given her to do awesome things for His Kingdom!
Crazy8 Ministries is a tremendous resource for families in crisis both in Burleson and the surrounding area of Johnson County. Their counseling is Christ centered and provides a solid basis for healing and restoration. Their well-trained and professional staff is able to assist with temporary housing and necessities in order to place families in a safe and secure environment. They are truly a Blessing to our community.