Ministry doesn’t just happen. The Bash outreach involved a team of 90 servant-leaders from River of Life. This team was made up of all age groups serving in various capacities. Some worked in registration; others served in crafts and snacks. Several were coaches who led teams of children throughout the Bash weekend. And then there were those who served with sports, games, security, media, and the list goes on.
As beneficial as Bash was for the children who attended, it was equally beneficial for those serving. We learned once again that it is more blessed to give than to receive. Obviously, there was a blessing in watching God work in the lives of these precious children. But there was also the blessing that comes with teamwork and the establishing and strengthening of relationships within the Body of Christ.
In football many members of the team stand on the sidelines while others are on the field playing the game. And of course, there are the spectators in the stands. But when it comes to ministry, everyone is needed on the field. As ministry opportunities continue to present themselves at RLA, I encourage you to get on the field and get involved. No matter who you are, you have something to offer.
So thanks to all those who worked hard to make this year’s Bash such a successful outreach to our community. Our community is better, our church is stronger, and heaven is richer for it!
Pastor Todd Weston