Week 8 – Volunteers are Important
Many of you know by now that our volunteer coordinator for the past 16 years has retired. We appreciate all the Becky Powell did for our ministry and we now are making plans to move forward.
Windermere will move forward by creating a Volunteer Team. Volunteers are so important for our future we will use a team approach moving forward. Here is our team:
- JD Hoogendoorn – Director of Operations (Team leader)
- Andy Fisher – Director of Food Services
- Jackie Mathany – Director of Guest Relations
- Katie Brewer – Assistant to the President, Volunteer Recruiter
One way to elevate the role of volunteers at Windermere is to make it part of everyone’s job to host volunteers and make sure they have a great experience. Katie Brewer will helping us a couple times a week, as we try to recruit and assign volunteers effectively and efficiently.
In Luke 9:57-61 we find an interesting story that applies to those who volunteer – Three men offered to follow Jesus, but he told them, “No.” Well, Jesus didn’t actually say, “No,” but He challenged their commitment to His cause.
The words “Follow me,” are not a command; they are the greatest invitation your will ever receive. Jesus invites us to join Him in advancing His kingdom. He does not coerce us to follow Him, nor does He deceive us into following Him. We must willingly choose to embrace His rightful reign as the King of Kings. A volunteer says, “Yes, I will follow you Lord.” I believe Windermere is where volunteers can find the Lord at work and a place where volunteers can join Him.
Windermere needs about 1,000-1,200 volunteers every year. Last year alone, we have over 20,000 volunteer hours. Here is a major point – how many volunteers can say they played a vital role in seeing approximately 1,000 professions of faith yearly? That is how to please our Lord – helping bring others to experience Christ!
If you want to volunteer at Windermere give us a call at 573-346-5200 and ask how I can volunteer at Windermere. It will be your best opportunity to follow Christ in 2018!
Join the dozens that making an extra $100 a month gift to Windermere. How can you give? There are three ways you can make a tax deductible donation to Windermere –
- You make your check out to Windermere Baptist Conference Center
- You may make a donation by credit card by going to our website – Go to logosconnect.com
- You can donate an investment such as stocks, CD’s, etc. It is a simple process. Just give us a call and we can walk you through the steps.
It is always a pretty day at the lake.