Ran across this video yesterday and thought it fit nicely with the last post on Service. Besides thinking that serving in ministry is optional - when according to God's Word it is not - we also tend to think that serving in Children's Ministry is something we do only because "they are desperate and really need me."
Here's the thing: as a Children's Director I am only God's mouthpiece! I am not the one who asks or calls you to serve - that's God department. What we do every week in Children's Ministry is JUST as important, if not MORE important, than "big people service." Think about how many believers accept Jesus before they turn 13??? It is a staggering percentage of adult believers came to Faith before they were in 6th Grade. These kids are impressionable, mold-able, and ready to alter their lives for the sake of the Call of God.
So, when you tell someone you can serve - or CANNOT serve - who are you answering!? God.....or "Pastor Bob?"