I was on staff at my church for years and I know what a challenge nursery volunteer recruiting is. For many years the policy was ‘If you have a child in the nursery, you work in the nursery.’ It made sense in a way – but this blog post written by a mom really makes sense too!
One of our youth pastors was extremely supporting of having teens take turns in the nursery. Small kids love teens, so it’s a great fit. Another youth pastor was totally against it. He felt teens should be in the service, not ‘babysitting all the time’.
What’s your church like in this area?