Saturday, August 30, 2014

Take a Moment to Give Thanks . . .

I've been talking this week about pausing, reflecting and evaluating in our children's ministries; yesterday I wrote; "Evaluating is all about measuring, judging the worth of something, and like I said yesterday, 'if we do not evaluate the things we do, how will we know if we are, "on taget" or just throwing everything at the wall hoping something "sticks"?' Ministry to children and families matters too much to not take the time to regularly evaluate; to regularly measure what we are doing and if it is 'hitting the mark' or not." Take time this week to reflect, pause and evaluate, but while you are doing these things, don't forget to take time to give thanks! I looked on-line and found the following definition for giving thanks . . . "Express gratitude or show appreciation to." So, with this in mind, let's think about taking a moment to, "give thanks" . . . 
  • Have you taken time to thank God for what He has done and continues to do in your ministry to children and families?
  • Have you taken time to thank your volunteers for giving of their time and their selves to serve?
  • Have you taken time to thank the parents for allowing their children to be involved in your ministry?
  • Have you taken time to thank your church for their prayers?
Be generous with your giving of thanks . . . just be sure you are sincere in your giving of thanks. Check this link for ideas on ways to support, encourage and thank your volunteers and make the giving of thanks something your children's ministry is known for!

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