Happy New Year, by Jo-El Perez
Our family is excited about a new year and setting household goals. This year we are focusing on health and what that means to us. I think it's important to ask questions about actions, thoughts and behaviors like "is this healthy?" or "Will I bring health to God and my family if I do this?" It can be as simple as what you chose to eat, or how you spend your free time, and unfortunately I don't think watching TV all day makes the cut, but sometimes it sounds so good, doesn't it?
I want to encourage you that you are not alone in making resolutions and goals, but think about your health in these aspects when you make them. What are your motivations for your actions? Pray that God brings light to an area you need help, and then work towards that. It may not be easy, but make a plan, and give yourself grace as you grow.
As we begin making personal goals, I think it's important to make realistic spiritual and workplace goals. So as I move forward in Children's Ministry, I see how steadily Kidville is moving, and how excited and eager these kids are for knowledge. The questions they have excite me and show me they are ready to increase their level of learning.
This year we will be focusing on growth in Kidville. Growth for the children with a deeper
curriculum and hands-on crafts. And growth for our teachers, who's growth is just as important, if not more so. I say that, not because I don't believe in the
importance of children's growth, but because even with the best plan in place, a teacher who lacks passion and purpose cannot produce passionate and driven disciples.
As I begin to work through developing our skilled and passionate teachers and challenging them in new ways, I would also love to see some fresh faces step into helping roles. This is a great way to begin helping in a room, shadowing a skilled teacher and learning how to run a classroom. And don't worry, because skills can be taught!
As we pray that God brings us passionate new team members, will you pray that God shows you where he can use you? Whatever ministry that might bring you towards, you just can't go wrong when you listen to the Lord!