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:
Do you have any friends in your life who don’t know Jesus? Maybe a neighbor. Or a co-worker. Or a friend from your book club. Are you regularly praying for those friends to come to know Jesus? Are you loving them the way He would? Or inviting them to church? Think about these four friends who were willing to do whatever it took to get their friend to Jesus. Chances are, the person you’re thinking about isn’t someone who needs physical healing. But that doesn’t mean he or she doesn’t need Jesus just as much. Our friends need 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.