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Cultivate and Model a Heart of Thankfulness!

Leadership / Volunteers //

Every year in November we talk about and focus on Thanksgiving; for good reason, but this year make the commitment to modeling and encouraging a heart of thankfulness all year long! Consider the following . . .

How would it change the way your volunteers see serving if you were intentional about looking for opportunities to sincerely thank them every week?

  • When you see a volunteer connecting with a child – thank them!
  • When you see a volunteer making God’s Word understandable for a child – thank them!
  • When you see a volunteer rushing in the church with their family, so they can serve in a class – thank them!

How would it change the way the children in your ministry think about being thankful if you were intentional about looking for opportunities to thank them?

  • When you see children being kind to others – thank them!
  • When you see children listening and participating in class – thank them!
  • When you see children living God’s Word – thank them!
Talk about being thankful all year. Share, on a regular basis, the things you are thankful for! Make time each week for volunteers and children to share what they are thankful for from their previous week. Make a Heart of Thankfulness the thing which your church, volunteers, children and yourself are known for!

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About the Author

Lynda Freeman has 40+ years of experience working in Children's Ministry. She has served a children's director for churches of 1600 people - as well as in churches of 100 people. Lynda has been a consultant for Gospel Light, Group  and ZonderKidz/Big Idea, ZonderKidz/Promiseland. Currently she is known for her reviews of curriculum and church resources, she writes kidz Connection curriculum and her other blog, grandma's cookie jar!