I’m just the Children’s Director.
This has been my response to several questions asked of me lately when I have been at the church. Visitors who come during the week or maybe even church members have asked me some questions that I don’t know the answer to. Our church is a medium-large size church with lots of ministries. There are so many different programs and ministries that flow through our church and out into the community. Because I work with the children and much of my time is spent with them, I don’t always know the ins and outs of every ministry of the church. I do feel bad when I cannot answer a question that pertains to the church that I work in. However, I always try to find out the answer!
In reflecting back on my response, I realize that I’m not JUST the Children’s Director. There is nothing “just” about what I do. I plan, lead, and teach the children in our church, as well as equip and minister to the volunteers of our children’s programs. My hands and feet are moving throughout the week to make sure that God is glorified through all our programs for our kids and that they are learning so much about him. I also make sure our volunteers feel prepared for their classes each Sunday. I try my best to make sure I am up-to-date on the happenings of the church and its ministries (which I usually do at our church staff meetings).
No matter what ministry you are in (or what role you play), you are never “just” the director, the teacher, the cook, the bus driver, the greeter, the usher, the janitor, the secretary, the counter, the worship leader, the counselor, the chaperone, or even the pastor. You are important. You are serving because God called you to it. You have a desire and a strong passion to serve the Lord and you are obedient to His calling. What you are doing is being the light of Christ to those around you.
“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV)
You are called to serve the Lord with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength. Do everything for the glory of the Lord and remember that you are not “just” anything. You are a child of God and a servant of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To God be the glory in all you do.