I have three separate thoughts I want to bring together as one. First, quick – What is the most important outreach ministry in the life of First Free? If you hesitated for even one second before answering ‘Children’s Ministry’ then you need to keep reading.
You can drop the ball in the service but ace it with the kids and still have a
chance that a family will return. But no matter how good the service is,
if the children’s ministry is bad, families won’t come back.
If First Free wants to reach the next generation, and we do, we have to provide
an experience that will have children begging to come back – and we are
providing such an experience.
Second, we want our children to experience even a greater love for Jesus, a
greater sense of serving, a greater sense of fun, and a greater depth of
friendships from what they already are getting exposed to in Children’s
Ministry. This week and in the weeks to follow make sure you visit the
‘Say Yes’ board in the foyer. I am asking you to prayerfully ‘say yes’ to
how you can make Children’s Ministry an extra special intentional spiritual
blast for our kids. We need you.
Third, God formed every creature on this planet with an area of
expertise. Some animals run, some hop, some swim, some burrow, some
fly. Each has a role to play based on the way God ‘shaped’ it. The
Bible says, ‘we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works.’
We get the English word ‘poem’ from that word ‘workmanship.’ You are God’s hand
crafted work of art.
Putting these three thoughts together, my challenge to you would be: if you
have never tried serving Him in Children’s Ministry go to the ‘Say Yes’ board
in the foyer this week and sign up. Give it a try, regardless of your
age. How will you know if you have a heart for Children’s Ministry if
you’ve never tried serving in that area? You will know soon enough if
you’re serving from your heart. You will love doing it, and you will be
effective in doing it.
Figure out, what you love to do and then do it for His glory. If it’s not
Children’s Ministry then try something else. I’m just suggesting you
start here because it is the greatest outreach ministry the church has.
P.S. Have you ever wondered about yoga? Is it more than an exercise, a
breathing technique? It is ok to empty my mind and relax using the techniques
it teaches? Come Sunday at 9:15 and 11:00 as we probe the subject: Is it okay
for a Christian to do yoga?