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Volunteer Leader Spotlight: Barbara Coalson

Barbara Coalson is the focus of this week’s Volunteer Leader Spotlight! Barbara is a single mom who has more energy than anyone else I know, period! She works for Wake Forest Baptist Health as a Staffing Analyst in Nursing Administration.

Barabara volunteers in our Next Generation ministry and works in the area of Child Check-in for Newkidz (K5-5th).  She was one of the first people to commit to help us launch New Church, and God has done some amazing things in, and through, her life in the last year.

I asked Barbara to answer 2 simple questions, “Why New Church?” and “Why volunteer?”  Below is what she had to say:

Why New Church?

I attend New Church to serve God and fulfill his purpose for my life.  I have no doubts God put me in New Church for such a time as this.  I had been feeling a piece was missing in my life and was praying for God to show me where He wanted me to serve Him and find usefulness in my life.  New Church came to me as a clear answer to this prayer.  I stand in awe of how He has taken people from all walks of life to fulfill His purpose at New Church and bring together people who otherwise might not attend church.

Why volunteer?

Why not?  It has never occurred to me that I should just be a seat warmer.  I don’t think God means for anyone to be just a taker and not give back.  When I take inventory of my life and all the blessings He has bestowed on me I couldn’t imagine not giving back.  “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give His life as a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:28) – who are we not to follow in His example?

Well said, Barbara!  We are so grateful to have you as a Volunteer Leader at New Church, and it is an honor to serve Jesus, and others, with you!  Thanks for following the example of Jesus!

T. J.

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Categories: Church, Growth, Leadership
  1. Julie Graham
    June 14, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    She inspires me. If she can do it with all the work she does and single too, then we are without excuse!

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