Volunteering has its perks!

I just want to say how the Cornerstone family never ceases to amaze me. When I began my latest stint as the Volunteer Coordinator, I was handed a list of volunteers, most of which I didn’t know. Over the course of the last 3 months, I have met and gotten to know the most dedicated, gifted, loving, caring and selfless servants of God. Over and over again they have answered my plea for help on Sunday mornings (and for other church events) whether it is greeting, manning the information desk or whatever else needs to be done. Not only have the “regular” volunteers consistently helped out, but others who have never greeted or made coffee before have stepped up.

The next step in my volunteer coordinator journey is to get the newbies turned into “regulars”. We ask our volunteer teams to take on a rotation where they would serve three months out of the year, one service each Sunday during those months. Most serving opportunities take up approximately 45 minutes of time on a Sunday morning. 45 MINUTES! I know I spend more time than that playing Words with Friends or checking Facebook on a given day. And the beauty of it is that you don’t have to miss your own worship time. Just “Attend One/Serve One”.

And if just the fact that you could make an impact leading people to know and serve Jesus isn’t enough, we have great refreshments just for our volunteers (see the photo above, compliments of Rusty Hutson, for an idea of how we like to bribe our volunteers). We also have fun get-togethers to treat our volunteers to dinner and other fun stuff.

So if you’re interested in growing the kingdom of believers by being the hands and feet of Christ on Sunday mornings, please let me know at julia@cornerstonebuzz.org. To get a complete listing of service opportunities, visit the Serve page of our website. We’ll set you up with your official volunteer nametag and all-you-can-eat-and-drink coffee, juice and snacks. I’ll look forward to serving with you!


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