I first noticed her among the many who were eagerly awaiting a hot meal. As I scrambled to ready another plate on the breakfast assembly line, I happened to glance up. Her eyes met mine and we exchanged a brief smile amidst the morning rush.
“God Calls All to Serve”
He stands motionless, bleeding, silent…
She has set her table and shouts out loudly
down the street for all to come and eat.
Most technological advances are both a blessing and a curse when it comes to harnessing their potential for effective ministry and volunteer management. Take, for example, call display and an experience we had last summer in our church office.
Imagine a Sunday morning church service without volunteers: no ushers, praise band, Sunday school teachers or childcare providers; no Scripture readers, or audio visual technicians. Every Sunday, the volunteer efforts of church members make the worship service happen.
We’ve all been there – sitting in the pew as the announcements are read. At one point or another, one regular announcement goes past the usual “blurb” to being a full-length sermon. Volunteers needed! Throughout the year, we hear invitations, pleas, and sermons about getting involved. We need to use our gifts, get connected, be the body, and serve others.