Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Serving In Children's Ministry

My husband and I have had the privilege of serving together in our elementary ministry for the last few years. It has been such a blessing to our family. We are encouraged when we see God at work in each other, as we the gifts God has given us on display.

We are better parents because of the volunteers we serve with. We are all diverse in our seasons of life, and it has been a blessing to be able to share wisdom others have shared with us, and to hear stories of those ahead of us. This helps us stay the course and dream of where we're headed with our own children.

We are better leaders because we have been able to serve alongside those giving their lives away in a way that is refreshing and compelling. We've been able to hear stories from other leaders about what God is doing in our body, and how He is transforming our church family to be more like Him.

We are also able to reinforce truths with our elementary-age daughter in a way we could not if we were not a part of the elementary ministry. When we leave the campus, we have a deeper appreciation and understanding of the curriculum and truths taught that day. We are able to encourage her in these truths, and fill in the gaps where she may have missed something. We feel blessed to be equipped to lead her in this way.

Serving in Children's Ministry has been a privilege and a blessing for our family. How has serving impacted your family?

- Sara Fowler

Sara currently serves as the Camp Grace Big Group Drama Coach for the 11:15am service at Pelham Road, and her husband, Stephen, currently serves on the 11:15am drama team for Camp Grace.

1 comment:

  1. Elisabeth IngramJune 27, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    So true Sara!

    I have also been blessed by so much serving in the Children's Ministry at Camp Grace. As a first grade teacher to the Lightning Bugs I have been able to develop some special relationships with kids I wouldn't have otherwise known.

    I also appreciate the conversations I get to have with my own children about what they learned at church with a much deeper understanding than if I didn't know the material...

    This ministry is so important and I'm just grateful that God would use me to impact the life of a child who is learning about how awesome our God is!