Share a light-hearted moment of joy
and discovery with your volunteers this Christmas. You'll need a
small matchbox stuffed completely with tiny items such as a staple,
paper clip, stamp, dental floss, dime, pin, safety pin, button,
string, ribbon, bead, nail, toothpick, pebble, and seed. Gift wrap
the filled box.
Place the tiny gift where all can see, and ask your volunteers
to guess what tiny gift might be inside the box. Give them one
minute to write their guess. Then ask one volunteer to unwrap the
gift and display what's inside.
Ask: Were you surprised by how much was inside
such a tiny box? Why or why not? How is this gift like or unlike
the children in our ministry?
Say: The children we minister to are a lot like
this box-they're small on the outside, but they're filled with
Ask: How can we celebrate our children's gifts?
How can we focus on kids' treasures more in our ministry? How can
you celebrate those gifts in your role?
Close in prayer, thanking God for each child in your