Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for January 20, 2019

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:

Can you think of someone you’ve had a hard time getting along with? Maybe it was a bully from childhood. Maybe it’s the neighbor who complains about silly things. Maybe it’s a “friend” on social media with completely different political views. When was the last time you bowed your head and prayed for that person? When was the last time you thought about whether or not that person knows Jesus? What if we could help our preschoolers see from the start that EVERYONE – the kids they get along with and the kids they don’t – needs Jesus? Let’s remember as we prepare to teach this week’s lesson to our littlest ones that EVERYONE needs Jesus. 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.

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