The book of Hebrews says…
Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13: 7-8
Over the next couple of weeks, Restoration will conclude a few significant programs before taking a break for July and August. APEX has already finished up, Tri2 of small groups ends next week, and our last day of Kids’ Small Groups is June 29. Hundreds of people have benefited from the incredible people who volunteer as adult, Apex, and kids’ small group leaders. HUNDREDS!!
The encouragement from Hebrews is to remember these volunteer leaders– meaning to give thanks for them, to think about them, to be deliberate in praying and articulating gratitude for them. They have opened their lives to us. They have helped us wrestle with the Scriptures. They have taught us how to make crafts. They have asked hard questions and encouraged us to pray for each other. They have let us learn from their faith and trust in the goodness of God.
Our Kids’ small group leaders have served at great cost to themselves. Since we have gone to one service, they have not had an option for corporate worship on Sundays. Our adult small group leaders coordinate child care, get snacks, study Scripture, and THINK ABOUT YOU all week long. Our Apex leaders have been covered in cheetoes and asked insightful questions and given up Sunday nights to love our middle and high schoolers.
Would you consider how to thank them over the next couple of weeks? Send them a note. Look them in the eye and affirm their gifts. Seek them out and tell them how grateful you are.
I do not take these servant leaders for granted. Restoration is chock full of people who want to give and who want to see folks walk faithfully after Jesus. I thank God for them everyday. Would you join me?
Thanks Small Group Leaders.
P.S. Want to become one of these servant superstars? Drop us a line. There is always room for more.