Humble Service in the Body of Christ
Romans 12:3-8
“For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.”
When I think of church this is one of the first passages of scripture that comes to mind. Church to me is people. Every person doing their thing, the thing that God created them to do, to keep this place functioning as God has intended it to function. Church is also so much more than what happens inside these walls. There are so many ways to use our gifts inside this building and beyond.
As we wrap up the summer and start moving into fall, things start to pick up speed around here. We’ve spent the summer resting, praying, planning, and preparing. It is now time to start putting all of that into motion. In order for much of our fall programming to take place we need people. People to use their gifts to honor the Lord and keep this church moving forward.
What is holding you back from serving in the church?
Are you unsure where to serve? If that’s the case stop by the church office, pick up a bulletin or newsletter, give us a call, send and email. There are MANY ways to serve and we would love the opportunity to connect your gifts with an area of need.
Do you not know what your gifts are? If you are curious what your spiritual gifts might be try taking this online spiritual gifts test:
After you have a better idea of where you are gifted, think about the needs of the church and how you might use your gifts to serve.
I would also like to note that sometimes it seems like the same people are always serving and doing many different things in the church. So, you might think that you are not needed. I assure you, that is not true. Many times the same people keep serving because 1. They enjoy it and are gifted with serving. 2. They aren’t aware that you or others have a desire or gift to serve in a particular area.
So, don’t be shy, share your gifts and serve joyfully!
Jen Troyna
Administrative Assistant & Kids Ministry Coordinator
Self-Appointed FCC Blogger