Teresa Blouch serves in our Scripts Book Store on the Manheim Campus. She enjoys the opportunity to greet our guests with a big smile and a warm welcome. She loves being able to help people find just the right resources for their needs, and making new comers feel welcome. She has been serving on our team for over three years now and is a huge asset. We appreciate her enthusiasm and willingness to jump in at a moments notice.
1. Explain what you do as a volunteer at LCBC.
I provide people with resources and answer general questions about the church. My favorite part is handing out fireballs and interacting with first time visitors who are curious about LCBC, or those people who are buying the messages to get their friends and family interested in a relationship with God.
2. What was it like to get involved and volunteer?
It was very simple to get involved and volunteer. I didn’t need any prior experience. I had an interest in books and people, so it just made sense. At first I was only serving one Sunday per month, but I enjoyed it so much that I am now serving 3 Sundays per month.
3. What one concern did you have about serving?
At first, I thought that I didn’t have the energy or time. I wanted church to be about me and what the church could give to me. What I found out was that the more I gave to others in the church, the more fulfilled and energized I felt.
4. What’s one cool thing that’s happened because of volunteering at LCBC?
One cool thing about volunteering at LCBC is that I have met many interesting people. One time this lady came into Scripts looking for a specific book for the young daughter of a friend whose father had just passed away. Taking the time to help her find that special book to help the little girl through the grieving process was as if I was helping her as well.
5. What would you say to someone who is thinking about serving at LCBC?
I have met God’s greatest people by serving. If you think LCBC is too big, pick a ministry – any ministry – and start serving, and you’ll find friends.