On Sunday, I dedicated a post to talk about the Children’s Ministry staff ladies at Daystar Church. If you haven’t read it yet, you should, because they are a fabulous group who definitely deserve some love.
However, as fabulous as they are, they simply wouldn’t be able to accomplish the things they accomplish without the amazing Children’s Ministry volunteers. The staff does the planning and organizing, but the volunteers are making it happen.
With three campuses and 8 services offering Children’s Ministry, there is a huge need for people who love to teach children about Jesus. There are those who focus on snuggling babies and changing diapers. Some of the volunteers actually enjoy wrangling toddlers and manage to get them to do craft time while roaring like a lion from the story of Daniel. Two-year-olds and preschoolers each have their own class. When children are of elementary school age, they graduate to the elementary service.
There are always multiple volunteers per room. That, my friends, is a lot of volunteers.
Most people who choose to serve in the Children’s Ministry, serve every single Sunday. Others might rotate on a bi-weekly basis. They do this because they know that our children are forming real relationships with them and it helps to have consistent faces week after week. If my child has a concern, she will feel more comfortable speaking to someone she recognizes than someone she sees just every so often.
Each week, when I go to my girls’ classes, I look forward to hearing about their morning. Sometimes, Emma and Crystal tell me about how they’ve bribed my toddler with goldfish – just to see who could hold her the most. Last week, I was told that she actually took a nap for 30 minutes! I almost fell down from the shock. These people are my heroes!
One of my favorite things is hearing how my three year old led the movements for a song during their worship time. She is always proud when she earns a sticker for reciting her memory verse. I like hearing how others notice the little quirks in her personality; such as her need to clean up and stack chairs at the end of the service. Ms. Tami, the ultimate compliment from my daughter is to walk while holding hands like she did with you, last Sunday.
I wish I could say something special about each individual person, but I’m afraid there aren’t enough days in the month! I am so appreciative of all you do, and from all the mommies and daddies who benefit from your service, we say thank you!!