Who thinks about Mother’s Day in February? Damian Cruchigno does. I know he does because that’s when he first shared his idea for honoring the moms at Kingsway. Step one, create a short video of children young and old in the church thanking God for the spiritual impact their mom has had on their life. Step two, buy roses and balloons for every mom as a small expression of God’s love for them.

On May 12 Damian made both happen in style, in addition to publicly praying for moms during our worship service. The ladies pictured above are just a small sample of the many moms Damian encouraged that day. Most folks reading this blog are already familiar with what he did. So why mention his story here?

What Damian did exemplifies of the kind of ministry God calls every member of His church to embrace. As the Apostle Paul says in Eph. 4:12-13, it is the “saints” (every church member) to whom God has given “the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ…”

Damian didn’t presume someone else would minister to the moms. Nor was he motivated by a sense of guilt or pressure. God just gave him a simple idea for a work of ministry, a means of sharing the love of God in the gospel, and Damian said yes.

What ministry to the people in our church community is God prompting you to pursue?  It may be ministry to your spouse. It may be ministry to your kids. Maybe it’ll be ministry to someone who just joined the church.  Let’s keep our eyes open for new opportunities, and when God gives us an idea, let’s say yes!

Matthew Williams grew up attending KingsWay and joined the pastoral staff in 2009. God has blessed him and his wife, Aliza, with three rambunctious boys, Ethan, Micah, and Tyler. Matthew did his undergraduate work at the University of Richmond in chemistry and political science, spent a year at the Sovereign Grace Pastor’s College, and is nearly finished with his Masters of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.


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