Tell us about your phase.
My response: I am an Assistant Children’s Ministry Director of The River Church in Liberty Township, Ohio. For years, I have known that God wanted me to work with children, and over the 10 years that we have attended The River Church, I have tried everything from the Nursery to Junior High trying to find my niche (children’s ministry at our church is from birth to 5th grade). It wasn’t until I started working on the other end of the Children’s ministry that I found my calling. I greet all the parents as they come and go through our children’s ministry, check them in, answer their questions, assure them that their children are cared for so that they can enjoy service without worry. I also am working with the volunteers that are in our children’s ministry, thanking them for serving, making sure they have everything they need…helping with potty breaks, holding a baby that just needs a bit of extra attention. I love it! I get to see the children’s excited faces as they enter our children’s wing, I get to interact with those children as they go to their classes, I get to see their faces light up as they share what they’ve learned in class. I get to make each one of those little ones feel special! I have seen many of those little ones move out of the children’s ministry into the student ministry and then go off to college…and all I can say is WOW. Time goes by so fast, and I don’t want any of those little ones not to feel special.
My title may be Assistant Children’s Ministry Director, but what I really am is a greeter, name tag changer, computer rebooter, head counter, comforter, helper, listener, snack fetcher, potty breaker, baby holder, mommy fetcher, etc., but I wouldn’t have it any other way!
If your church uses the Orange curriculum (even if they use something different and/or are open to using it) and you are able to go, I would encourage you to go to the Orange Conference. It's a great way to get motivate, learn more about what Orange has to offer, and connect with so many other people doing the same thing you do!
I had a blast last year...praying for a way to attend this year!