Students in the Church.
...each church has the responsibility to make students a valued part of ministry. An array of responsibilities always need to be filled within the church-sound and lighting technicians, ushers, greeters, nursery workers and parking attendants. Ask students to pray during services. Train those who are more spiritually mature to teach elementary school children.
The essential church utilizes all capable believers in the body for service, including students. Want to keep your students? Put them to the task and then watch them grow.
I think we're doing a great job at this at our Church... but could we be doing better?
For example, Sue our Children's Director did a great job incorporating High Schoolers this summer in our "Summer Sizzler's Program." And we're using kids on the Sunday Morning Worship Team almost every weekend, but what about other areas? Could we be training kids to run lighting and sound? What about Ushering, Welcoming and even preaching?
I usually think of Youth Ministry as kind of a Church within a Church, but
does it have to be that way? Why can't they be the church? Are there any legal issues to worry about? Hmmm...
I can see High Schoolers doing this as well. Thanks Alex.
Just thinking out loud I guess...
What are your thoughts?