Service Spotlight: Benson Jernigan


I hope you’ve enjoyed your week so far. Last week we talked about serving and how that can help change the world. You might aspire to change the world in a big sense, but that can start now in small ways. We said,

“Changing the world can start by changing one person’s world.”

Below is an interview that we did with a guy named Benson Jernigan. He is currently going to school at the UNG-Dahlonega campus. He told us about his experiences serving others.

How did you get involved with The Living Room?
I got involved with The Living Room by meeting Chris Moore. Chris is a great guy who truly cares about 18- to 25-year-olds. Chris and I had the pleasure of meeting a few times before The Living Room North began, and we started to discuss the possibility of The Living Room North beginning. I had told Chris that I was very interested in getting involved in some type of college ministry and wanted to get plugged into a small group of guys, as well as help volunteer in any way I could.

Where do you serve at Browns Bridge?
I serve in Transit at Browns Bridge. I have an awesome group of 8th-grade guys that I have really grown close to. I am very thankful that not only can I pour into them and help them through life, but that they can also pour into me and teach me just as much.

What’s been your favorite moment while serving?
My favorite moments while serving at Transit have definitely been walking into The Attic every Sunday morning. Our small group meets right next to the Attic doors and we’re always there to watch one another come in. We get really excited to see one another. Seeing the boys welcome everyone with excitement and energy is just incredible to watch. Watching them build relationships is truly awesome.

What’s been your biggest challenge?
Getting everyone involved. While we are all excited to see one another on Sunday mornings, getting them to express themselves and talk about the specific messages is a struggle. Thankfully, the more time we spend together, the more they will open up and become closer.

What would you say to someone who is indecisive about serving?
First of all, pray about it. Talk to God and tell him why you want to serve and why you are hesitant as well. After that, I would advise them to give it a shot. The benefit of serving in a Browns Bridge environment is something that’s tough to put into words. It’s really an experience like no other. Everyone is there to help one another grow their relationship with Christ. Serving is something that I look forward to every single week.

If you are looking for somewhere to serve, email Brad.

-Logan Smith