Dear BCOC Family,
We currently have openings both on Sundays and Wednesdays in our nursery department in both Loveable Lambs (Birth-16 months) and Shining Stars (17-24 months). If you are able to minister to our babies one or two times a month, please contact Pastor Maureen at [email protected]or 512-321-8671. We would love for you to join our amazing children’s team!
In the article below, Tony Krumer, shares seven reasons why serving in the church nursery is important. I’m convinced there are countless more reasons but here are just a few to think about.
Seven Reasons Why I Should Serve In the Church Nursery
“Too often, serving in the church nursery can seem like a thankless job. One of the key tasks for children’s ministry leaders is to help volunteers understand their importance. With that in mind, I offer these following seven reasons why serving in the church nursery is important.
God is in the church nursery. This may come as a shock, but the Bible has specific promises about God’s presence when children are welcomed and loved in Jesus’ name.
Service in the church nursery allows churchgoers to focus on worship, rather than worrying about their children. In a very real sense, the nursery ministry makes it possible for the pastor to fulfill his ministry.
The first (and sometimes lasting) feelings a child will have toward church are formed in the nursery department. While not everyone may agree, I believe that a positive experience in the church nursery is essential.
When you serve in the nursery, you are being entrusted with the most important (and vulnerable) members of the church family. There is no greater treasure on this side of Heaven than the little ones God has given us. You must be someone special to have a job that is so important.
Your service is essential for your own spiritual growth. You may have never looked at it this way, but a growing Christian is always a serving Christian. Jesus was known for putting others first. When you serve in the church nursery, you are walking in this example.
The church nursery is the first contact young families will have with your church. Your friendly greeting and exceptional care for their children can make a great first impression for your church. If they don’t feel like their children are safe, they will not return—and rightly so.
Your service in the church nursery is a powerful opportunity for prayer. If every nursery worker would spend several minutes praying over the children in their care, imagine how God might begin to change this coming generation. There is no better way to create an environment of spiritual nurture than to pray while you serve in the nursery.”
(Taken from Managing Your Church Nursery Volunteers by Tony Kummer)
Thank you so much for prayerfully considering helping out in our nursery department. Children’s volunteer applications are available at the church. Please complete the application and return it to Pastor Maureen Stanek or Robin Sumner.
In His Love,
Pastor Maureen Stanek