If you feed those who are hungry and take care of the needs of those who are troubled, then your light will shine in the darkness, and you will be bright like sunshine at noon.
God has blessed the church with a myriad of precious volunteers.
We partner with God as we are led to support and develop those who freely give their gifts, energy and time, celebrating and encouraging them in their acts of service.
Galatians 6:9 encourages us to not grow weary of doing good. It is important to acknowledge and thank those who give freely of their time to the life of the church and community. It might also be the time to involve others to share the load.
Share stories about:
- A time you have been moved by the impact volunteers have had in your congregation
- A time when volunteers from your congregation and from your community have come together and the impact they have had
- A time you feel you have made a difference by volunteering, whether within or outwith your congregation.
- Your own stories and on those you have heard from others
- What it means to be good stewards of our volunteers
- The part faith plays in our motivation to volunteer
- How your congregation currently relates to and supports its volunteers
- How you and your congregation might encourage others to volunteer.
You might consider:
- Choosing a time when you celebrate the volunteers in your congregation or community
- Looking at ways you could volunteer to support a project or cause you are passionate about
- Encouraging new volunteers and promoting opportunities for service
- Celebrating and sharing the impact of your Volunteer stories.
Contact your Stewardship Consultant for support and resources to support this theme.