i am blown away week after week as i walk the halls and peek in classrooms to see kidmin teachers passionately and selflessly sharing the love and truth of Jesus. these leaders don’t do it for recognition or praise. they certainly don’t do it because their schedules are empty and they need something to fill their time. they do it because deep down their love and commitment to Jesus initiates an act of gratitude that is displayed through service. their service is an eternal investment that matters because God is using them to transform lives for His glory.
i don’t have the power to make their service void of discouragement or frustration. i also can’t make each lesson go just how they planned and each child behave perfectly. i wish i could move mountains for them, but then we wouldn’t need to rely on the One we serve, would we?
two things i can most certainly do for my investors (that’s what i call my volunteers) is pray for them and remind them that what they do matters. that is why i am so excited about this new gift book released by group publishing. if you have an amazing teaching team like i do, i know you often look for ways to remind them that they are helping children know and experience the love of Jesus.
“what you do matters” is a great gift book to share with volunteers, teachers, and leaders to encourage and remind them how God uses them in the lives of the children. it features short inspiring stories from people that have served in kidmin classes and have seen God at work. it also includes scripture and great quotes from people like: beth moore, jon acuff, joni eareckson tada, and more. “what you do matters” is an easy read and a great source of encouragement when volunteers are weary.
these books would be great to give as Christmas gifts or a surprise for a volunteer you would like to bless with further encouragement. (i plan to buy enough to surprise one of my investors with a copy each month next year.)
i am so exited about this resource that i am going to give two of these books away on my blog. (one for you to keep and one for you to give away to encourage someone else.) to win two copies of “what you do matters”, comment on this post and share why you think kidmin volunteers are special. saturday i will choose one winner from the comments and send two books your way. i will also get the comments started by sharing why i think kidmin volunteers are one-of-a-kind. i look forward to reading your comments and sharing two copies of this great resource with the winner.