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:
When you were in school and had trouble understanding your homework, what would you do? Maybe you asked the teacher or your parents hired a tutor. When your car breaks down on the side of the road, what do you do? You call a tow truck and get a mechanic to help you. We can all name situations in our lives where we’ve needed help and we haven’t hesitated to reach out to the right person for the job. The friends in this week’s Bible story knew that Jesus was the only one who could help. What we started looking to Jesus to help us when we’re hurting? What if you helped point others to Him when they’re hurting too? We must never become so self-sufficient or self-confident that we forget to that we need to ask Jesus for help. Who do you need? [Bottom Line] I need Jesus.
As your leaders prepare to leave, ask them the key question and say the bottom line together.