Last night our cat brought a live rabbit into our house!! At first I heard this crazy commotion and I thought it was one of our dogs chasing the cat…..it happens!! It wasn’t until I heard this crazy noise, something in-between a cat meowing and a tornado siren, that I decided to go and check on them. That’s when I found the cat, the dog, and the rabbit! It just so happens that my husband was out of town and I was home alone, my first thought was “why me?.” So I did what most people would do, grab an oven mitt and a broom and attempt save the rabbit!! Too late! The cat had already eaten half of the rabbit. I had to leave the scene of the crime because I was afraid I was going to get sick! Only the lower half of the rabbit was left for me to clean up! This was an emergency in my book!! I’m texting 911 HELP to people who couldn’t actually help me!! I had to suck it up and do it myself! When you serve on a ministry team, you never have to handle life’s crazy moments alone! You have your team members, your coach and your ministry leader there for you! They want to serve you as you serve Jesus by serving His people at your church!! That’s a whole lot of serving going on!!!
Speaking of serving, I recently watched an incredible guest services team link arms and serve with excellence as torrential rain poured down with a tornado watch going on! Way to go incredible volunteer team members!! As leaders, I hope we always remember the sacrifice our volunteers make to serve Jesus! Take a moment to tell them thank you this week!
For those of you who don’t already have communication in place for emergencies, I have attached an example of something I have used! For more information or if you would like help creating custom emergency procedures, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
Written by: Stacey Windover
Stacey is the Guest Experience Coordinator at Froot Group, a worship staffing and consulting company.