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I had this thought the other day about knowing the value of different “ships.” Each ship has a different purpose, and if, as the captain, you are on one ship but think you are on another, you could be in for a disaster. Consider the following light-hearted thoughts about the influence and position you hold.
I think God designed His church with the power of collaboration in mind. The apostle Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 12:27, ESV, “Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.” Paul intentionally uses the human body to describe the church, which also relies on the power of collaboration to keep our hearts pumping and lungs breathing.
My husband Scotty was injured while playing college football more than 20 years ago. He wasn’t supposed to get sacked as the quarterback, but he did. He tried to move on with his active lifestyle, but one surprise cut under him while he was playing a pickup game of basketball was the final blow. Four back surgeries later, physical pain plagues his life 24 hours a day.
Volunteers are very important, and it’s important for those in leadership to communicate the volunteer’s importance and appreciate all they do within the faith community. Here are some fun and creative ways for you to show appreciation to the volunteers in your children’s ministry and in your whole church!