- Be a spokesperson – Ambassadors can answer questions first hand
- Share updates with people in their churches and circles of influence
- Volunteer recruitment – Many Ambassadors are the first to volunteers here
- Adopt-a-building/facility for upkeep and maintenance – Many Ambassadors have led their churches to adopt various places and buildings on our campus
- Attract groups to Windermere – all groups of any size can utilize Windermere. Ambassadors encourage Sunday school classes, deacons, youth, families, and so on to come to Windermere.
- Approach churches about donations to Windermere
- Create a sense of ownership – Ambassadors talk about “us” and “we”
I cannot count the number of times people have come to me and shared their love for Windermere. I thank them and tell them to keep supporting and praying for Windermere. But I also tell them – it is not just me. There are hundreds of Ambassadors that are just as responsible for the 59 plus years of ministry at Windermere as I am.
I recall the story of former Vanderbilt basketball player, Will Purdue –
Will Perdue was a seven foot center who played for Vanderbilt in his college days, and later with the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan. On the night when Jordan scored 63 points against the Boston Celtics, and Will made 2, he was being interviewed primarily because the journalist could not get to Michael because of the sheer volume of the other journalists. When asked what it felt like to play with Michael, his response was, “I’ll never forget this night because Michael and I joined to make 65 points to win the game.”