A follower of Jesus, by definition, is one who serves the world: “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.” (Philippians 2:5-7)
Serving others is not simply an event or an action, it is a lifestyle. As part of a church family, we all share in the work needed to be a healthy body: “. . . speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” (Ephesians 4:15-16) As part of the church in the world, we all share in the work of serving people in our communities and around the world: “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16)
God has prepared and equipped you to serve. He did not save you simply for your own benefit, but to serve Him and to serve on His behalf: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:8-10)
We would love to help you find a place of service, both within the church family and in the community and the world. If you have questions concerning opportunities to serve, please contact us so we can help you fulfill God’s purpose.