Sunday mornings can go at a fast and furious pace. If we aren’t strategic, we can miss key relational connections. Gather your team of volunteers for a brief gathering before the serving begins. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion before praying for the day:
I love the story of the wise men who followed the star all the way to Jesus. They knew Jesus was special and they came to honor him with their gifts. And though we cannot see Jesus face to face in this life, there are tangible ways we can celebrate and honor His birth. The most important way we do this is by giving him our hearts. When we trust Jesus as Savior, we allow Him to be the ruler of every part of our lives. And while this idea is still too abstract for the preschoolers in your classrooms, you can begin now to pray for the day that they will one day give their hearts to Jesus. It’s the best gift we could give to show Jesus how much we love Him. And as you pray, thank God for the opportunity share with your littlest ones that Jesus is special because Jesus is God’s Son.
As your leaders prepare to leave, ask them the key question and say the bottom line together.