7 Reasons to Serve in the Church Nursery
Too often serving in the
church nursery can seem like a thankless job. One of the key tasks
for children's ministry leaders is to help volunteers understand
their importance. With that in mind, I offer these following 7
reasons why serving in the church nursery is important.
God is in the church nursery. This may come as a shock, but the
Bible has specific promises about God's presence when children
are welcomed and loved in Jesus' name.
Your service in the church nursery allows church goers to focus
on worship, rather than worrying about their children. In a very
real sense your ministry makes it possible for the pastor to fulfill
The first (and sometimes lasting) feelings a child will have toward
church is formed in the nursery department. While not everyone
agrees, I believe that a positive experience in the church nursery
When you serve in the nursery, you are being entrusted with the
most important (and vulnerable) members of the church family.
There is no greater treasure on this side of heaven than the little
ones God has given us. You must be someone special to have a job
that is so important.
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.
The church nursery is the first contact young families will have
with your church. Your friendly greeting and exceptional care
for their children can make a great first impression for your
church. If they don't feel like their children are safe, they
will not return - and rightly so.
Your service in the church nursery is a powerful opportunity for
prayer. If every nursery worker would spend several minutes praying
over the children in their care, imagine how God might begin to
change this coming generation. There is no better way to create
an environment of spiritual nurture than to pray while you serve
in the nursery.
I hope this article will
be useful to you and your church.