Training Young Leaders in Servanthood

Written By Megan McDermott, Latino Children and Youth Director

When I think about powerful examples of servanthood in the Bible, my mind reflects back to the occasion when Jesus washed His disciples’ feet.  When Peter rose and protested, “No, you will never wash my feet,”  Jesus replied both gently and with truth.  Jesus said, “I have given you an example. You should do as I have done for you. What I’m about to tell you is true. A servant is not more important than his master. And a messenger is not more important than the one who sends him.”

We believe that developing children to reach their potential as disciples and leaders is one of the ways ministry bears fruit.  God has called us to develop the young leaders of our community, which includes giving them opportunities to serve as Jesus did, with humility.   

Recently, our Leaders in Training kids served for the first time in a fun, new way.  In an effort to give these young leaders a practical opportunity to serve others, we will volunteer together each month in production at Adelante Thrift, preparing donations for the sales floor.  Serving in their own backyard gives the kids a sense of ownership and investment in their community.  When the kids feel that pride and love for their own neighborhood, there is no limit to what God can do through their hearts of service.

Current Needs:

  • The number of babies coming with their grandmas, moms, or big sisters to our Bhutanese English class has increased!  We are in need of 1 or 2 more people to love the babies on a regular basis.  If you would like to learn more about serving on Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:30pm contact Dani Hammond at

Important Dates:

  • October 13 & 20 (Bhutanese outreach), October 15 & 22 (Latino outreach): Bring A Friend/Observation nights.  If you or someone you know wonders what goes on around here on a typical night of programming, come on up/bring him or her up to find out!  Come to 22 S. 18th Street, Kansas City, KS 66102 at 6:30 on any of the dates listed.