April 7-14 is recognized as National Volunteer Appreciation Week, when many organizations around the country are celebrating those who help make their work possible. As a church, we know perhaps better than any other organization the incredible value that our volunteers bring to our mission and ministry.
Whether it’s behind the scenes or in the spotlight, servanthood at Christ Church takes on many different forms—from serving at the Connection Point desk or as a greeter on Sunday mornings, welcoming faces new and old to worship; serving as a Sunday school teacher to disciples of all ages; helping behind the scenes to make all of our events happen; cooking and serving each week in the kitchen with Mark; leading or participating in one of our many missional engagement initiatives; serving as a liturgist during Sunday morning worship; providing comfort and love to those in need of congregational care; serving as a leader on any of our foundational teams; and more. The list goes on and on.
For those who already serve at Christ Church—and there are so many of you—we hope you feel appreciated every time you set foot on one of our campuses. We would not be Christ Church without you. But this week, we also want to take a special opportunity to sincerely thank you.
Beginning this Sunday, April 7, we are launching a new series on our social media channels (Facebook.com/ChristGreensboro and Instagram.com/ChristGreensboro) called #ServantSpotlight. Each day next week, we will be highlighting some of the amazing volunteers who make Christ Church such a special community to be a part of. After, we’ll continue to spotlight faithful servants on a weekly basis. If you do not already follow us on Facebook or Instagram, make sure you do so at the links above so you can see all those we celebrate—and so you can thank them yourselves!
Also this Sunday, April 7, we are hosting a special Appreciation Breakfast for all of those who serve in our Discipleship Ministries, from Sunday school teachers to youth leaders to Welcome Wednesday volunteers. Take a minute to thank those you see coming in and out of the Parlor & Disciple Rooms at our Holden Road campus this Sunday morning.
Perhaps one of the greatest ways to thank those who serve at Christ Church is to follow their faithful example and serve alongside them. You can find opportunities in our Ministry Guides, the Serve section of the bulletin, and at our Missions Café, although these lists are not exhaustive. You can also reach out to a staff member if there is a particular area you are interested in. If you have a passion to serve, we will find a place for you!