Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cultivating a Heart that Cares About Others-Part 3

The next step to cultivate a heart that cares about people is to move kids into
Action by letting them be moved by love into doing something.
1John 3:18 says “Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.  Hebrews 10:24 goes on to say “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” True love moves us into the action of good deeds, deed that meet needs in others. I think John 3:16 it really the best verse to show that God’s love always moves us into action. For God so loved the world (that’s everybody) that He (did something) He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. If The God kind of love moves Him into action and we need to be like him it should move us into action.

Step three is to develop a plan to involve kids in serving others. Looks for places kids can serve.
1. Have kids help straighten and pick up the classroom after service.
2. Have kids involved in serving their peers by letting them serve as ushers, greeters, sound and media helpers, help with check-in, help on the praise team. Come early to pray before service and let them take the offering.
dve ever had a children’s ministry intern do my daughters have done to help their dad on Saturdays when they were little. I have watched families who look for areas to serve together as a family and when their kids grew up they still looked for places to serve and give back.
We can also put a servant’s heart in the adults we lead by modeling these 15 rules to live by for serving and caring for others.
1.  Treat others the way you want to be treated. Put yourself in their shoes with every decision you make. Desire to be a helpful and make a difference.

2. Smile (even if you don’t like to smile or don’t feel like it) a smile can be contagious. In fact it can start an epidemic. Never forget the joy of the Lord is your strength! So if you want to stay strong watch that joy gage.

3. Greet everyone like they are special because they are! If you had every leader say to all the folks that came to church “I’m glad you came to church today! It would make a huge difference. People of all ages like to hear “I’ve missed you! Where have you been? It is so good to see you!

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