Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Branch Out . . . Serve in Children's Ministry

If you walk into the Children's Ministry areas on any of our 3 campuses, you'll see a tree (not real, all drawn on paper) with branches on it, and a few leaves with people's names written on them.  What is that about?  Well, we expect to need a total of about 750 volunteers in Children's Ministry to kick off the 2010-11 school year.  Most of these will be returning volunteers, but we need about 200 volunteers to either start serving, return to serving, to take a step up in their serving regularity or role (such as by going to full-time or coaching).

So, we are calling folks to "Branch Out . . . Serve in Children's Ministry."  For every person who starts serving or serves more regularly, their name will be added to these trees, for that specific campus.  Will you be one who answers the call to serve and give you life away as a sacrifice?

This "tree" theme also goes along with our training manuals for this summer.  Just as there are three main parts to a tree, there are three key parts to what expect volunteers to do:
  1. Prepare for the weekend (roots, where it all starts)
  2. Execute the programming (trunk, the main part)
  3. Grow for a long-term impact (branches and leaves, where a tree grows from)
All volunteers must attend one of our training sessions, to hear our vision and expectations, and to connect with others.  There will be a total of 8 sessions to choose from, on all 3 campuses; just pick the one that is most convenient for you.  See the list on our blog (in chronological order) or on our website calendar (organized by campus).

Interested in "Branching Out" into Grace Children's Ministry?  Email us at

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