As usual in January, we have had families be able to attend more regularly and also have a lot of new visitors. In just the first two weekends, we've had more than 40 children who experienced their first time in our Children's Ministry programming! And this past weekend, we had nearly 900 children attend their Small Groups!
Unfortunately, you may have noticed the number of classes that we've had to close recently. Due to the higher attendance, and due to life events (new babies, families moving, etc), we have a number of serving opportunities that have become available. We strive to avoid having to turn away children, but we also make it a policy to not overload classes with children. We have seen that having too high of a child-to-volunteer ratio creates unsafe and ineffective ministry environments. Furthermore, this puts an even bigger burden on the volunteers that we already have, and we want to protect them, since we value them so much.
Specifically, we are especially in need of Small Group Leaders for Nursery and Preschool age groups. If you would like to get connected through serving and to partner with us to equip the next generation, email Joey Espinosa. You can learn more about serving in Grace Children's Ministry at Volunteer Central.
We would love the opportunity to equip you for service in the body of Christ, allowing you to connect with God, other volunteers, and children.