We Want Our Children to Be:
…Worshippers of God!
We long to worship GOD together.
…Bible-Saturated and Theologically-Grounded!
To know and live the word of God.
…God-dependent and prayerful!
To pray bold and dependent prayers.
To tell stories of rescue.
Desire to change the world.
Where Should We Serve?
We joined Park Cities Presbyterian Church in 2011 with a 1-year-old and one on the way. Now we have four children, ages 9, 7, 4, and 2. Knowing how great the needs are in the Nursery, Preschool, and Elementary programs at our church, each year, we have asked, “where should we serve?” And each year the Lord has shown us where He would have us. We have loved watching the Lord use our gifts for the building of the Body while also refining us personally. He has asked a little more of us, but He has also been faithful to equip and encourage us.
Even when we have felt overwhelmed within our own home, we have felt called to serve on Sundays. From their earliest ages, we wanted our children to see that the Lord is responsible for covering our weaknesses and being our strength. He would give us His abilities for our disabilities. We have had to make sacrifices, but we continue to learn the blessing coming from sacrifice is the joy we feel when we pay the price. On many Sundays, we have found ourselves in a packed car on the way to PCPC, praying for energy, wisdom, and patience to teach with excellence. He has always provided for us, sometimes through an idea for a new game, skit, or lesson example and sometimes just through a stop at Starbucks.
When our children were very young, we served monthly in the Nursery. We then followed our kids up to Preschool and Kindergarten classes. For the past few years, we’ve had the pleasure of leading Cherub Church (Preschool). Next year, we will move up again with our older two to be part of the weekly team in Bible Explorers (1st-4th grade).
Serving on Sundays has now become a part of our family routine. Our three older kids help with the planning, music selection, room setup, and Cherub Church execution. We even find our 4-year-old daughter, Eliza, setting up her dolls (or younger brother) to teach them a Cherub Church lesson a few times a week.
Through our service, we have been blessed in numerous ways, including:
• Extending our PCPC Community beyond our small group and the front-left section of the sanctuary where we normally sit
• Connecting with an older generation of incredible PCPC servants who have paved the way for all of us
• Laughing at the hilarious exploits of our fellow leaders (William Litton as Billy the Bible Shark was inspired genius)
• Sharing the Word of God with kids and praying fervently for God to make it grow in their hearts
• Showing our kids that we make serving in the church a priority in our family
Psalm 126:3 says, “The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.” He has done great things in and through our family through our service on Sunday mornings here in the Children’s Ministry at PCPC. There are plenty of opportunities to find a role to fit your talents: playing music, holding babies, dressing up in costumes, strolling children around the halls, and engaging with a group of elementary students.
PCPC will only thrive if the next generation of leaders steps up and serves in big ways.
Where could the Lord be calling you?
— Heath & Scott Beasley
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer in the Children’s Ministry? If so, we would love to have you on the team! Between Nursery, Preschool, Elementary, and Special Needs there are plenty of opportunities for you to serve. Sunday mornings in Children’s Ministry provide an excellent place to get involved, build relationships with kids, and help them grow in their love for Christ.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Children’s Ministry, please click here (Volunteer Interest Form).
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.