Many people who volunteer in the nursery feel like they are simply providing "childcare."
In preschool and elementary ministry, it's easy to see the impact you're making. You see kids learning verses, grasping what you're sharing, making a decision to follow Jesus, praying, worshipping and other indicators of spiritual impact.
But you can't see the impact as well when you're serving babies in the nursery. They can't talk, pray, tell you what they learned or quote Bible verses you've taught them. So can you know you're making an impact on the child?
Yes. Be assured. You are making a huge impact in the life of the baby you hold on weekends. Recent studies show that when babies receive support, they end up much better-off as adults. The brain doesn't forget these early interactions. The way people interact with a baby affects the child for life.