WELCOME TO VOLUNTEER FRIDAY!
Every other Friday we take a moment to introduce you to someone in our community who serves in one or more of Watershed's many volunteer areas: GreenHouse/Shed Students, Sunday Teams, Catapult, Bloc Leading, etc. The featured volunteer will then select someone he/she would like to see highlighted next.
This week, meet Matt!
Volunteer Area: Production Team, Bloc Leader, GreenHouse (in the past)
Why did you choose to volunteer in your area?
For Production Team, I enjoy helping create an environment where others can get a meaningful experience. I remember when I first started coming to Watershed a number of years ago and how much I enjoyed the services. It's what I initially looked for each week. I hope I can do just a little bit behind the scenes to create a similar environment so that others can find traction with God. As for co-leading a Bloc, that sort of just happened with the encouragement from the leader of a Bloc I was already in. I didn't necessarily feel ready but this person had faith that I could do it. I have benefitted greatly from the Blocs I've been in and so, like Production Team, if I can help facilitate (I don't like the word lead) a Bloc for the benefit of others as well, I'm in.
What has been one of your favorite moments as a volunteer?
Not a specific moment, but there are mornings when the team is scrambling to get set up due to unforeseen technical/facility issues, and we finish everything just in the nick of time and everyone comes in to worship and is none the wiser. It's nice to sit back, take a breath, and enjoy the service after what was likely a long morning.
If you could use only one word to describe our Watershed community, what would it be?
Describe your perfect day in Charlotte.
Doesn't matter what I'm doing, just as long as I'm outside enjoying one of those perfect 70-degree, without-a-cloud-in-the sky days with my wife.
NEXT TIME I’D LIKE WATERSHED TO FEATURE AMANDA SIMMONDS... BECAUSE I SEE HER VOLUNTEERING ON A LOT OF THE SAME SUNDAYS I AM.