By Alison Zeller
Have you ever had a day when you felt so busy, so rushed, and so underappreciated that you wanted to curl up under your desk and hide? Working in God’s Kingdom is rarely easy - the bad days will surely come. But, do you know what’s the best way to get over a bad day? Getting encouragement from a fellow ministry worker!
Just a few simple words of encouragement from a fellow servant of God can work wonders. Consider the impact!
- Joann has been planning Sunday school lessons for hours. You call her to invite her out for a cup of coffee and some good conversation. Joann feels supported!
- Seth clears the church’s sidewalks every time it snows. He has to come out at 5 a.m. so he can get done before he goes to his day job. You write him a few words of praise and stick the note by the snow shovel. Seth feels appreciated!
- Sarah organizes all of the youth-group service opportunities. Last weekend, she lost her sunglasses while the group was cleaning up trash. You pick up a funny pair of sunglasses, write a heartfelt note, and leave the gift on her desk. Sarah feels like her service matters!
- Adam is really discouraged. He’s been leading the choir for years, but participation is dwindling. You grab a few others and invite Adam to a brainstorming session. Adam feels like he’s part of the team!
You see, all of these people needed a boost in their Christian service. There are probably situations like this every day in your ministry, you just can’t see them. This week, look for opportunities to support your co-workers and volunteers. Show them how much you appreciate the work they do in Jesus’ name!
Check out CTA’s volunteer appreciation resources. These encouragement notecards are easy to print and personalize, right from your own desk. Or, download these Mirror Minutes and post them where ministry workers will see them often.
How do you build up Christian workers who are feeling down?
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