You Were Called to Serve

Joey Espinosa —  July 25, 2012

Whether you have been serving for 6 months or 6 years (or more!), you probably have had moments when you questioned why you ever started serving in the first place. Maybe it was that staff member that kept asking you, or maybe it was because you saw the overcrowded classrooms. Maybe you’ve always loved working with kids, and you were eager to serve at the new church you joined.

In any case, the ultimate reason why you serve is because God has called you to do so. Never forget this.

My friend Julia recently told the story how she started serving, and what she experienced over the years. And God reminded her that she was called for a purpose, much like the prophet Isaiah.

Hear her words:

I watched the kids learn to write their names, to use scissors and the stapler, to peel and stick their own stickers. (Oh, the joy!) I watched them come to know one another by name and to learn my name. I found myself partnering with their parents in various areas.  Community was forming right before our eyes. . . .

We’ve all been called to take a message to the people. And those of us in Grace’s Children’s Ministry have all raised our hands and said, “here I am. Send me.”

Be sure to read the full post, Called to Serve in Children’s Ministry.

Let us know in the comments: Why did you start serving in children’s ministry?


Joey Espinosa

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After 10 years of working as a chemist, and 4 years as a full-time Pastor of Children & Families, Joey now works at-risk children (and their families) in the most impoverished area in his state. He is married to his best friend, and they have three children who are enjoying their family's adventure!

2 responses to You Were Called to Serve

  1. Joey…I really love her story. I started serving in kids ministry when I was just 16…to please my dad. Now I’m in it to please my real Dad!!!