Kids are only preschoolers for a moment and they're only in elementary for a season. The time we have to influence a kid in children's ministry is limited. Every phase is unique. Every phase matters. What our volunteers do matter too.

Throughout the month of August we are asking our members to "Say Yes". Say yes to a wide variety of volunteer positions available throughout our children's ministry. 

Here's the story of how Brad & Amanda Hogue decided to "Say Yes"...

Around October of 2015 Brad & Amanda decided to say yes in the hopes they would have an impact on the young minds at Summit. It was their hope to introduce Jesus to the youngest minds in our church.

"It is fulfilling to see the kids start to learn and grow leaps and bounds from when they start in the 2 year old class to when they leave. They learn so much it is truly inspiring." - Brad & Amanda Hogue

As a volunteer on Sunday mornings in the 2 year old class, they are responsible for preparing in advance for the lesson, keeping everyone in engaged in those lessons and watching out for each child as to are going to, during and coming from theater time.

"While teaching two year olds for an hour keeps you on your toes, I feel so enormously blessed to hear one of them remember their memory verse or learn for the first time that God made them!  It is quite fulfilling to be a small part of bringing God into these two year old's hearts." - Amanda Hogue

Brad and Amanda decided they would volunteer together as a married couple.

" I think serving together means we strengthen our bond over leading others to God and we can translate what we learn teaching the kids to our kids and then bond over the growth we see in them.  Also the couple that survives teaching two year olds together stays together!" -Brad Hogue

If you are interested in saying yes, just like Brad & Amanda did email Matt Oberdick and see where you can serve using your unique talents and skills.