This post is adapted from Kim Marxhausen’s newest book, Weary Joy.
Congratulations and welcome to the oldest club in history. Many have traveled this road of parenthood before you, but your experience will be your very own, unique and wonderful, just as you and your child are unique and wonderful gifts of God. Being a parent is an exciting, joyful, fun, exhausting, twenty-four-hour-a-day, bewildering, delightful, incredibly awesome responsibility.
Father's Day is fast approaching! Use these ideas to celebrate the dads, granddads, and other male role models in your church.
"Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come." (Proverbs 31:25)
Before you can effectively recognize your children's ministry volunteers, it's a good idea to ask, Why do people choose to volunteer for children's ministry? What motivates them to serve in the first place? Small gifts are nice, and the occasional "thank-you" is appreciated, but children's ministry volunteers really want to know they are serving God and making a real difference in the lives of children.