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:
Joseph was taken to Egypt where he was sold off to a powerful man named Potiphar. Soon, he was running Potiphar’s household and things were looking up for Joseph. But it didn’t last long. Joseph was wrongly accused and thrown in jail. Yet even in jail, Joseph trusted that God had a plan. Things were hard for Joseph, but he didn’t let his circumstances undermine his trust in God. So what about you? When nothing seems to be going the way you’d hoped, do you trust God all the more? Do you ask Him to reveal his plan and believe that He is with you? Don’t let your circumstances erode your trust in the One who loves you most. Ask God to help you trust Him even more when things are hard.
As your leaders prepare to leave, ask them the key question and say the bottom line together.