LifeSaver — by Jamie

LifeSaverA Volunteer is defined as “A person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task.” In the interest of learning more about volunteering, I started researching and reading all I could get my hands on and just recently I read an article a few days ago about Children’s Ministry Volunteers and in the article was a very interesting statistic. It said, “On a high average, only 20% of adults in Churches actually volunteer in the Children’s Ministry, but when asked how many adults thought children were the most important people in the Church, 100% of the adults agreed.”
Now, with that in mind, let me tell you what the definition of a Lifesaver is, “a person who rescues another from danger of death, a person or thing that saves a person, as from a difficult situation or critical moment.” A PERSON THAT SAVES! When you volunteer in the Children’s ministry you are a lifesaver. You are saving the children of your Church in the name of Jesus. Saving them from future danger, rescuing them now from the many critical moments they will have in their life. You are sharing their first knowledge about their Savior.
I would love to re-write this article asking the adults, “How many of you want to be a lifesaver, How many of you want to be a lifesaver to children?” I bet that there would be 100% of adults in the Church ready to sign up and put their name to that. You see, when you save kids, when you give kids a reason to live righteously, then you don’t have to save adults.
Being a lifesaver is not hard and does not even take a lot of time. It requires love, passion and compassion. I challenge each and every one of you to not walk into Church this Sunday just thinking of yourself as a volunteer! See yourself in your service as God sees you, A LIFESAVER!

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