Dr. Beckwith’s Friday Inspiration For October 28th

Happy Friday Team!

I am so happy that we have been blessed with another week and here we are at another weekend. It’s been a wonderful week with lots of things accomplished. I am so happy with our various teams. You all do such great work.

I know you have heard the phrase, “there is no ‘I’ in team.” There’s another way that phrase has been used an it goes, “there is no ‘I’ in team, but there is ‘me.” Honestly, I believe there are those who feel this way. I do not want that kind of thinking to permeate our organization. I am so happy that I do not see that kind of behavior very often. You care for each other and you work to ensure not only you succeed, but you also work hard to ensure your teammates succeed also.
Teamwork is important at LSSSC, especially as we are a faith-based organization. We believe that every single person is important, not just leaders, but followers, clients, and partners. Think about what the Bible says about the value of each one of us: 1 Corinthians 12:14-26 says,

“For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose…The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,23 and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.”

Aren’t these scriptures beautiful? They tell you that you matter. What you have to offer to LSSSC is needed and appreciated. Think about what the Word of God is really saying, He uses the efforts of each team member in equally important ways, all unique and special. A collective vision is shared, born of the team members’ collective wisdom, commitment and accountability. Thank you for being a wise, committed, and accountable group of professionals.

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Ambassadors are short-term volunteers who open doors for our organization in the community, introducing new people at our bi-monthly Fostering Community Care event. These are one hour awareness events only (no solicitations are made) to expose people to the great work of LSS Community Care. To become an Ambassador here are your responsibilities:
  1. 1 – Attend at least one Fostering Community Care event during the calendar year
  2. 2 – Host or invite and bring 10-15 guests to one Fostering Community Care event within 3 months of your attending one yourself.
  3. 3 – Inform your invited guests of what the Fostering Community Care meeting will be about, and let them know that they will receive a follow up call from the organization
  4. 4 – Ambassadors will complete their commitment after bringing 10-15 persons within the 3 month time period. An Ambassador has the option to complete after one term, continue for another 3 month term or move into another role on the team.
Become an Ally

Allies are community members who want to be in a supportive, intentional, befriending relationship with an individual or family working to get out of poverty.

Other ways to help the Southern California Family Support Initiative
  • Be an Ad-Hoc Ally – share your special skill or talent
  • Be a member of your local Community Leadership Team
  • Assist with weekly Child Care/Children’s Programs
  • Be a Community Spokesman – talk about the initiative and recruit others to join
  • Financially Sponsor a Family Leader
  • Facilitate/assist with Training Our Leaders and Allies
  • Behind-the-scenes work – internet research, graphic design, writing
We are actively seeking individuals and groups to be a part of our on-going mission to serve those in need. LSS administers over 50 specialized programs and services throughout the Southern California region. Contact your nearest LSS Center to hear about the local opportunities they have available.
Be a positive role model
Give back to others and help change lives
Transform communities
Spend your time doing something rewarding
Meet new people
Have fun
Learn new skills, share your talents, build your resume

The life you change most – may be your own!