“Do you as a congregation undertake the responsibility of assisting the parents in the Christian nurture of this child?”
If you’re a regular at Trinity Grace Church then chances are you’ve heard the question above during a worship service where one of our covenant children received baptism. If you’re a member at Trinity Grace then you’ve actually been asked to respond to this question with joyful consent! The question above is the one posed to the congregation as a whole when one of our covenant children are baptized. It’s an important and a beautiful responsibility to care for one another as members of the same church family. Isn’t it a comforting thought to know that our children have different “voices” in their lives pointing them to the beauty and grace of Jesus? Isn’t it encouraging to know that our children are being cared for by the teenagers as well as the grandparents in our congregation? Isn’t it exciting to think of the role you can play in blessing the future generation of the Church?
It’s an important and beautiful responsibility we have as the family of God to care for one another, especially the littlest among us. One of the ways you can jump in to serve and love our church family is by volunteering in our nursery. As we continue to grow, there are more children in our nursery on Sunday mornings. It’s not always glamorous, serving in the nursery isn’t always a “walk in the park”, some Sundays are more smooth than others. Yet, the cumulative effect on the hearts of our children from hearing the Gospel week in and week out cannot be overstated.
We’d love to invite you to consider volunteering to serve our families and our children in the nursery. The goal is for you to serve in our nursery 4-5 times per year. We have a group of Nursery Team Leaders that take care of the teaching every week. So if the idea of teaching a lesson to a group of toddlers is daunting, you can breathe a deep sigh of relief. Although, if you’re interested in teaching our children we’d love to discuss that too!
As you consider serving in the nursery, please know that you are tangibly serving the families of Trinity Grace Church. As you care for our covenant children, you are coming alongside our parents in cultivating a love for Jesus in their kids’ heart. Also, as you serve in the nursery, please know that you are offering a warm welcome to our guests at Trinity Grace. There are many young families that live in our area of town. Our hope is that as they walk through our doors on Sunday morning that they will find a warm, safe, and Christ-centered nursery for their children. In short, service in our nursery is crucial to our mission of seeking to reach and renew San Antonio with the hope of the Gospel.
We hope that you’ll consider volunteering in our nursery. We’re committed to meeting our need in the nursery through willing volunteers - not compulsory obligation. So consider this your invitation to join us in loving and serving the family of Trinity Grace. Whether you’re a young professional, a parent with multiple children, or an empty nester there is a place for you in our nursery. Our children will be blessed by your smile, your encouragement, your presence. As we seek to cultivate a love for Jesus in our children, it’s good to be reminded that it takes a village. I am personally grateful to be a part of this “village” - this church family called Trinity Grace!
In order to volunteer with our children, we do ask that you move through a background check. This helps us ensure the safety our children. You can complete the background check by following this link.
And for your viewing pleasure, I wanted to share this video that really captures what we hope becomes true with members at Trinity Grace. If you call our church home - if Trinity Grace is your family - then we want you to be a host! This is your church, and we want you to be excited to welcome our guests as their host.