Yesterday I attended the Kedron Elementary School PTO kick-off meeting. This was a chance for people to get to know new parents and for committee chair-people to recruit workers for their committees.

My responsibility is the sign in front of the school. Its a pretty easy job if the lock to the sign is not broken – which it currently is. So now the reminder about meet the teacher will stay up until someone can fix it.

I’m not good at recruiting people for school events. Equipping people to do ministry often uses the same sort of skills as recruiting so I’m really not enthusiastic about doing it. That is something that I typically do at work. Sure I could use the help but I hate voluntolding people for jobs. I’d rather they just be passionate about it. I can share my passion for God and help people share their gifts with the church and world but anywhere else just seems like work.

Not that I’m passionate about the sign out front, but I am passionate about my kids. I feel that I should do something to help out the school that is going to have such an impact on my kids’ lives and in the community.

So I’ve found my niche. The sign does not require the “crafty” gene. Nor does it require a lot of strategic planning. The only tricky part is that the sign is not electronic and therefore does not have spell check.

If you have kids, take some time to volunteer for something at their school and/or church. You don’t need to go overboard and it definitely won’t last forever. When your kids graduate, your job graduates too. They are with us for such a little amount of time and who knows – maybe your skill is just what the community needs to make a huge impact on some exceptional future leaders.

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
1 Peter 4:9-11

Until Everyone Hears,

What are your thoughts?