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Embracing the Mission: How Your Volunteering Role in Children’s Ministry Makes a Difference This August

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The Invitation and the Purpose

Dear Mill City Christian Church Community, as the warmth of August sweeps in, we’re inviting you to participate in an exceptional mission – our Children’s Ministry. For one weekend this August, we call upon you to extend your love, care, and guidance to our youngest believers. You might be wondering, why volunteer, especially amidst your bustling lives? The answer is grasping the deep-seated need and the transformative vision underpinning our Children’s Ministry.

The Need: A Well-deserved Break for Our Regular Leaders

Our committed Children’s Ministry leaders, who have unceasingly poured their time and hearts into the spiritual formation of our children, are set to take a well-earned break. While we acknowledge their need for rest, we also recognize that the spiritual nourishment of our children remains a constant. Thus, we seek your volunteering support for one weekend in August to temporarily fill these roles.

The Vision: Nurturing Faith, Shaping Futures

Our Children’s Ministry extends far beyond primary supervision. It’s about fostering relationships, molding futures, and deepening faith. We envision a space where every child encounters Jesus’ love, learns His teachings, and grows in His grace. This ministry is the bedrock for building a robust spiritual foundation, empowering our children to evolve into future leaders and faithful followers of Christ. Volunteering in the Children’s Ministry positions you as an integral part of this vision.

Preparedness and Support: All Set to Guide

Teaching children might seem overwhelming if you’ve never done it before. We assure you, fear not! We’ll provide everything you need, from carefully crafted lesson plans to engaging craft activities.

If you’re wondering whether you’re ‘qualified’ enough for this role, let us remind you that the most important qualification is your willingness to serve and share God’s love with the children. You don’t need to be a Biblical scholar or a certified teacher; if you can demonstrate patience, kindness, and a passion for nurturing young spirits, you’re more than equipped for this mission.

Furthermore, we understand that time might be a concern. A weekend might seem like a significant commitment amidst your busy schedules. However, we assure you that the joy and fulfillment you’ll gain from this experience will far outweigh the hours spent.

A Proverbial Truth: The ‘Village’ and Its Role

An African proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” In our context, our church represents that ‘village.’ As a community, we collectively guide our children on their faith journey. Each of us has a role in teaching them about Jesus’ love and illustrating what it means to be part of the body of Christ.

The Blessings and Benefits of Volunteering

When you step up to volunteer in the Children’s Ministry, you’re not merely filling a gap but aiding in shaping futures and strengthening our church community. Here are some of the blessings and benefits you can expect:

  1. Growing in Faith: Assisting our young ones in their faith journey can enhance your faith.
  2. Building Relationships: It’s an excellent opportunity to bond with our children and their families.
  3. Gaining a New Perspective: Children view the world differently. Spending time with them can bring a fresh perspective on your faith journey.
  4. Contributing to the Church Community: Your participation can directly influence the spiritual development of our church’s future leaders.

The Call to Action: Embrace the Mission

Your volunteering endeavor is more than a kind gesture; it’s an indispensable contribution to our mission. It’s about embodying Jesus’ command in Matthew 19:14: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

So, are you prepared to be a part of our ‘village’? Are you willing to dedicate one weekend in August to the spiritual growth of our children? To volunteer, please connect with us at Assistant@MillCityCC.com.

We eagerly await how God will work through you to bless our Children’s Ministry this August. Remember, in God’s mission, no effort is too small, and every helping hand leaves a lasting impact. Let’s make a difference together, one child at a time.


Paul Luna

Paul Luna is a pastor, husband & father of four in Oregon. He's passionate about faith, family, & community, he enjoys painting, hiking, & tech.

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