Beyond the black, double doors at Real Life Church, you can find more than just the restrooms and a small kitchen. There is a whole other church service going on, one that involves crafts and fun Bible story videos. It’s a time dedicated to those who are young enough to be barely crawling or walking. and it is led by some very special volunteers. One of those volunteers is Shelby Whitt, who is a teacher in KidsLife Jr. She faithfully serves every Sunday during the 9:30 service: “I love to see the childlike faith from the kids, and teaching them about Jesus!”
Shelby moved to Bowling Green from Goodlettsville, TN in 2010 with plans to attend Western Kentucky University. Through a minister at a campus ministry, she heard about RLC and how the church met in a movie theater. The situation interested her, so she decided to visit and learn more about this church. The next weekend, she attended with her boyfriend James, and thoroughly enjoyed her experience.
During her first Sunday, she couldn’t help but notice how welcomed she felt. The friendly and accepting faces continued to bring her back week after week, till she decided to participate in Growth Track. It was during that session when she learned how children’s ministry could be the right area for her to serve, and quickly recognized the things that made serving such a joy: “I like developing relationships with the children!” That intentional and relational focus is what earned Shelby the Spotlight, so be sure to thank her for her heart and hard work!
If you know of someone else who deserves the Volunteer Spotlight, contact Cameran Smith viaFacebook or at firstname.lastname@example.org.