One Thing That Will Change the Way You Look at Your Volunteers

How do you look at your volunteers?

As a teacher?

As a person to fill an empty spot?

As someone who can help you accomplish your goals?

As an awesome worship leader for kids?

As someone who is good at calming crying babies?

As a father figure for boys who come from single parent homes?

As a great leader who can invest in kids?

I want to challenge you to see your volunteers in another way.  Not as above...but as a someone God has called you to disciple.

You are not called to make volunteers.  You are called to make disciples.  (Matthew 28:19-20)

Volunteering is a key component of discipleship.  And when you pour into your volunteers, you're playing a key role in their discipleship.

You are called to disciple the adults that serve in your ministry just as much as you are called to disciple the kids in your ministry.  

When you see your volunteers in this will change the way you look at them.

You'll invest in them not just so the children's ministry can grow...but so they can grow in their faith.

You'll train them not just so they can become better teachers...but so they can love God's Word more.

You'll pray for them not just they'll show up for their preschool class...but you'll pray they will find and fulfill God's purpose for their life.

How are you looking at your volunteers?