When I was the Christian Education Director of a church I looked for different ways to express thanks to our ministry workers. One way I did that was to add a small blurb to the bulletin. I ran each one for two weeks in a row in the event the worker missed seeing it the first week. I included a little information about the work they did, perhaps the sacrifice it entailed, so others had a better understanding of why they too should be grateful for these servants.
Thank You Idea Examples
I came across a file with some of these bulletin thank-you notes and thought I would share them with you. If you do something similar, you would need to personalize the remarks to your situation.
A Special Thank-You for our Nursery Workers: Each week, for the entire duration of our morning worship service, we have a nursery for babies from birth to two years of age. Once a month some of our people willingly miss an entire service to care for these little ones. A special thank-you goes to . . .
We’re Glad for Children’s Church Workers: Children have a hard time sitting still. And, they learn differently than adults. Consequently, during the sermon, we dismiss children from three years of age thru grade 2 for classes on their own age-level. Thank-you to those who faithfully teach these children every month on a given Sunday: . . .
A Special Thank-You for Our Sunday School Teachers: From 9:15 to 10:15 every Sunday morning we have a special teaching time with classes for all ages. This requires people to teach who are willing to invest time into preparation. We praise God for the following such people: . . .
We Need Those Wednesday Night Children & Youth Workers: Every Wednesday night while the adults meet for prayer, our children and youth have their own groups which are a little less structured and more fun-filled than a Sunday School class yet very instructional and prayerfully impacting. Thank-you to those who are part of a regular monthly or in some cases bi-monthly schedule with the children: . . . . And to all of you who fill in the gaps . . ., we couldn’t do it without you!
Don’t use bulletins anymore? What about a church newsletter? Maybe a bulletin board? If I was a Director of Christian Education today with all the online social networks, I am sure I would probably use that venue too.
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