5 Ways to Bless Volunteers at Christmas

Leadership / Volunteers //

Children’s Ministry thrives because of many reasons, not the least of which is our volunteers. A mark of any good Children’s Ministry leader is how we care for our volunteers. We must find ways to serve them and bless them throughout the year, but Christmas is an especially opportune time to do this.


1. Give them permission to NOT volunteer in additional Christmas programs.

2. Send them a personal note of thanks, not just for all that they do, but for who they are to you.

3. Make an effort to make sure they attend the special Christmas service / events – not just serve in them.

4. Personally drop by to give them a small gift of thanks for their commitment to children’s ministry.

5. Have the kids in their class (or better yet, the parents) sign a card expressing their appreciation & wishing them a Merry Christmas.

How do you bless your volunteers at Christmas?





About the Author

Greg is a children’s ministry veteran of over 25 years who blogs at He now serves Senior Director of Leadership Development at David C Cook, developing and delivering ministry training around the world. He’s a sports nut who married way over his head to Michele, and is kept on his toes by two teenage boys, Taylor and Garret. Website:;; http://Facebook/com/ChildrensMinistryLeader