One of my favorite stories in the Bible is when Jesus washes his disciples’ feet. Jesus and his disciples had gathered around the table for their evening meal. In Jesus’ time, before sitting down to eat a meal, everyone would have their feet washed. This was done because after walking throughout the day in sandals on dirt roads, a person’s feet became very dirty. The washing of feet before a meal was the proper and hygienic thing to do. Normally, the servant of the house was responsible for washing the feet of those present. From the biblical account it appears that no servant was present as Jesus and the disciples entered the house and prepared to eat. None of the disciples volunteered to wash feet. In a move that surprised and humbled the disciples, Jesus got up, poured water into a basin, took a towel and washed his disciples’ feet. When he was finished, John writes in his gospel these words of Jesus, “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.” (John 13:14-15).
Jesus has set the example of service to others and now it’s your turn to serve. Listed below are the many ministries that offer you a way to get connected with a place to serve in the church. Fairmount can only function as well as the volunteers that we have serving the ministries of the church. Thankfully, our church is made up of incredible volunteers. We need more! Begin thinking and praying now about where you can jump in and begin to serve. You have the opportunity to follow the example of Jesus in service to others. It’s your serve!
I don’t think children have to wait and become teens or adults before they grow to love and serve their Lord. By the time babies can sit in a seat, we begin teaching them about the God who loves them. Then, during their years in children’s ministry, we offer continuous ways to grow to know, love, and serve God through Bible school, worship, special studies, choirs, leadership opportunities, peer mentoring, and service projects.
Please pause and ask God if He wants you to invest a year into helping guide and mold children into what He wants them to be. Various opportunities are listed on the Children's Ministry volunteer page. If God is calling you to serve with children, please volunteer today. Someone from Children’s Ministry will follow up with a volunteer application, placement, and training. Thanks!