When Tee McClellan and her husband, Tim, volunteered to serve in the Rock’s Safety ministry, it was 2007, the Rock was at Ruffin Road, and about 5,000 people attended the church weekly.
Tee, who has a fear of large crowds, was tentative to join. But she acclimated and managed her phobia while serving in what was known as the “Pebbles Patrol” and on the sanctuary team.
When plans got underway to move to our current site at Liberty Station, the Rock was about to become one of the nation’s largest churches.
“I used to think of church as something to go to and get from it what you could. Now I see that the more you love God’s people, the richer your walk with God will be.”
Tee was gripped with fear.
But she knew God was calling her to serve Him by serving others, so she trusted Him with her condition. With that, Tee focused on heading up Safety for Rock Kids, and giving peace of mind to the families who entrust their kids to the Rock every weekend. Walking through the packed lobby one Sunday, she realized that her fear, and the shallow breathing that accompanied it, was gone. God had released her of the enemy’s hold.
When Tee serves today, all she feels is joy. Even though her day job requires 50 hours a week, Tee still gives 10 hours a week in volunteer service. She not only serves on the Rock Safety team, she and Tim also host and lead a small group bible study, where they prepare dinner as well as bake cakes for the monthly Rock Safety meetings.
She has gone from fearful to fearless. She views volunteering as an opportunity to heap love and prayer upon the people of the Rock as well as the members of her team. She feels God’s rich blessing every time she serves. “I used to think of church as something to go to and get from it what you could. Now I see that the more you love God’s people, the richer your walk with God will be.”
Congratulations Tee McClellan, Rock Hero for August, 2012