No matter how big or small a church is, sooner or later they will all run into the same issue, not having enough volunteers. We have been so blessed at LifePoint to have a phenomenal group of volunteers and volunteer leaders, but we can always use more.
So why do our volunteers do what they do? I mean, there is nothing glorious about waving people into a parking lot, or changing someone else’s kids diaper and watching them for an hour, or showing up at 8am to set up chairs. Why in the world would people take their time and sacrifice so that others can go into a service?
This is why…they are been changed by the gospel! And because they have been changed by the gospel, they want others to experience that same change. If you are a disciple of Jesus, at some point in your life you knew what it was like to be far from God. You knew what it was like to have a marriage that was falling apart, or a life that was dependent on drugs or alcohol, or a life that was so self-absorbed that you couldn’t see your need for a Savior. If you are a believer, remember that feeling. Remember that feeling because every Sunday morning there are people that show up at LifePoint that are far from God, and need to know the same love that you now know.
So when you volunteer, you are giving those people the opportunity to sit and listen to the life-transforming gospel of Jesus. That marriage that is falling apart, they have kids, and they are not going to leave their kids somewhere they do not feel comfortable. So when they are greeted in Kidzlife with a warm smile and their children are excited about church, you are allowing them the peace of mind to listen to the gospel without worry. As a volunteer you are not only caring for their children, you could be saving their marriage.
That person that is deep in depression, when one of our greeters looks them in eye and gives them a smile and a hello, that may be the first smile anyone has given them in weeks. That smile and hello may be the catalyst that opens their heart to the gospel. As a volunteer you are not only shaking their hand and welcoming them to our church, but you could be saving their soul from an eternity away from God.
LifePoint Church – volunteering is not an obligation, it is a privilege! It’s a way to carry out the Great Commission. We have baptized 13 people this month and have several more that have made decisions to follow Jesus that will be baptized next month. If you are a volunteer, let me say “thank you” because you each had a part in seeing them go from death to life!!!
If you want to become a volunteer you can send LifePoint Church a Facebook message and we will contact you, or you can send an email to me firstname.lastname@example.org