As you enter the summer in children’s ministry the “tired” may be descending over you already. As you attend all of the kid’s end of school programs and parties, as you are preparing for VBS and summer camps, and as many programs in the church cycle to a close, I know that children’s ministry gears up in a new way.
So I thought that a short message from God’s word might be an encouragement to you today, right where you are. For some of you this note may not reach you in May but instead you may be cleaning out emails at the end of the summer but it will still be valid then, for God’s word is always a source of encouragement.
“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”
(Philippians 1:3-6 ESV)
We are in partnership in the gospel whether we know each other or not, because we are teaching the next generation about Jesus.
These are the words to one of my favorite VBS songs from years ago. Maybe it sticks with me because of the message it declares. Before anything God loved you and me. The Bible tells us that even before God made the world he decided he would make you and me just the way we are.
Before the beginning, before there was time
Before there was earth and before there was sky
Before he made the mountains before he made the sea
God loved you and me.
When the “tired” completely descends on you may you rest in God’s love for you even in the midst of VBS or summer camp.
Marketing Director (20+ year children’s director)
Great Commission Publications