Accept

We use cookies in order to save your preferences so we can provide a feature-rich, personalized website experience. We also use functionality from third-party vendors who may add additional cookies of their own (e.g. Analytics, Maps, Chat, etc). Read more about cookies in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. If you do not accept our use of Cookies, please do not use the website.

Header Image

Will You Serve in the Nursery

January 29 2014
January 29 2014

By

When you serve in the nursery, you are being entrusted with the most vulnerable members of our church family. This great honor and responsibility is given to all of us who are willing to serve in this way.

The church nursery is the first contact young families will have with Redeemer. Your friendly face and exceptional care can make a great first impression on those visiting our church. From firsthand experience, we knew Redeemer was a great fit for our family as our children had a peaceful experience in nursery and looked forward with anticipation to each Sunday.

Your service is essential for your own spiritual growth. You may have never looked at it this way, but a growing Christian is always a serving Christian. Jesus was known for putting others first, when you serve in the church nursery you are walking in his example.

Tony Kummer so aptly wrote:

We know that God is everywhere. “Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the LORD. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the LORD.” (Jeremiah 23:24) “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.” (Proverbs 15:3) No matter where we go – God is with us.

But did you know that God is back in the church nursery? “And Jesus took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.” (Mark 9:36-37) When you welcome a child in the name of Jesus you welcome Jesus himself. When we minister to children – God is with us.

The church nursery can be so much more than childcare. But it begins with an awareness of the presence of God with the little children. Serving in the nursery is not only a blessing you give to others, but a blessing you receive.


Comments:

Leave a Comment

Name*
Email Help Tip
Website
Comment*
Characters Remaining: 5000
   

Archives

September 19, 2018

KidzTime at Strong Foundation: Helpers Wanted!

John and Chrissy Fitch began volunteering at Strong Foundation when their youngest child was about two years old. Now their children range in age from 10 years to post-college, but volunteering ...
September 12, 2018

Racial Reconciliation: What can I do?

If you watch the news it doesn’t take long to hear about the racial tension our country lives through every day. Racism is a big topic. As Redeemer seeks to be “in the city for the city” we want to ...
September 19, 2018

VIVO Conference at Redeemer in October

In October, Redeemer will have the honor of hosting the Hispanic Leadership Initiative’s VIVO Conference. I want to encourage Redeemer’s members to attend and take advantage of the wealth of ...
September 12, 2018

Speaking Hope to One Another in Fall Bible Studies

What a world we live in. Open a computer or a smart phone; turn on a radio. Tragic and disturbing news of brokenness, hopelessness and despair pours out. How do we live in such a world? If we have ...
September , 2018

The fall is here and so are Shepherding Groups

Living in South Texas means we can’t count on falling leaves and changing weather to tell us autumn is here. The temperature will still be in the 90s long after the first official day of fall in ...