by Jen Manning
For we are God’s fellow workers [His servants working together]; you are God’s cultivated field [His garden, His vineyard], God’s building. (1 CORINTHIANS 3:9, AMP)
The first pillar is worship. The second is service.
Do you serve WITH and FOR God? Are you using your unique set of gifts and talents God has blessed you with to bless other?
On any given Sunday, there are people who give their time to ensure your worship experience is welcoming and hospitable. There are those who serve in various capacities to ensure your children are learning, happy, and cared for in the love of Jesus.
Do you like to hang out with teenagers? We have an awesome youth ministry that teaches the importance of Christian community through lessons, games, worship, and service projects designed specifically for this age group.
Service opportunities happen during the week, too! Backpack Buddies is a program that has people shopping, sorting, packing, and delivering bags to fill what might be an otherwise empty belly between school lunch on Friday and breakfast on the following Monday.
Did you know that you and a group can volunteer to cook Wednesday Night Supper for a cause? That’s right! You can make the easiest meal and serve it in order to help bless others.
Find a place to plug in. God wants your service. When you joined the church one of the things you promised to do was to give of your time. Be a doer and not just a hearer! Making service a pillar of your life is one of the most impactful ways you can help others know of God’s great love.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for the many ways in which I can serve you. You do not call us to be bystanders, but active participants. May I ever be mindful of this. In your precious son’s name, amen.