Christmas is right around the corner, which means it’s time to prepare for an influx of new people, families, and kids coming into your church. An important part of welcoming new people into your church, especially during the busy holiday season, is having volunteers ready to jump in wherever they’re needed. Especially in the area of kid’s ministry, having enough volunteers at hand will ensure that you have enough manpower to meet the demand of increased kids coming in at this time of year.
And yet, volunteers are busy during this season as well, so it’s extra important that you share with them how much you appreciate their help during this time.
Here are 5 ways to bless your kid’s ministry volunteers this Christmas:
1) Send them a personalized Christmas card thanking them for serving. Everyone likes receiving cards during the holidays, and the personalized aspect of this will show volunteers that you care about them and want them to feel appreciated.
2) Give them a small gift as a token of your appreciation for their help (this can be anything from a mug to candy or a Starbucks gift card).
3) Have kids in each class sign cards expressing their appreciation for the leaders in their rooms. Consider even reaching out to the parents of the kid’s that attend and providing a way for them to express their gratitude.
4) Publicly announce how thankful you are for these volunteers during the church service.
5) Provide lunch or snacks for volunteers before or after they serve. Many volunteers will often opt to serve during multiple services during Christmas to meet the higher demand. Providing food and breaks in between can be a great way to bless them.
Children’s ministry thrives when we’re prepared with the right leadership in place and when we care for and encourage our volunteers. Be intentional about finding ways to serve and bless the volunteers in your church, especially during Christmas!