After being out of town for 2 Sundays in a row, I was looking forward to being back home in “my” church with my church family again. Then I noticed the nursery schedule. It was my turn. After I had just taught Sunday school. I fought the whine welling up inside.
I had missed the fellowship and theological discussions in our adult class and now I would miss the message again... for the 3rd week in a row.
Grabbing my things, I headed back to the bright nursery room to do the job required of me. As I began to talk with the toddlers and preschoolers, I was reminded in my heart that nursery work is important work.
These are little souls who need cared for while their parents are fed from the Word. Nursery time isn’t just about keeping kids corralled; it is the first phase of ministry. The time spent with those little ones builds relationships that bring godly influence into their lives.
Once I changed my attitude, I actually enjoyed my time with those little smiling faces. We talked, snacked on animal crackers and read lots of books. I was reminded that I don’t go to church just for me, I go to serve as well.
3 Reasons Why Nursery Workers Rock:
- They give up sitting in the service so you can sit and listen- in peace.
- They care for your little ones even when they may be tired and want a day off.
- They spend their energy engaging with your little ones, providing godly influence in their lives.
Be sure you thank your nursery workers. And be sure you sign up to work in there, too. The blessings go both ways!