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For even the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve...

Mark 10:45

Ephesians 2:10 says, "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." God created each and every one of us with a unique purpose. He equipped us with special personalities and skills so that we might be able to make an impact for His kingdom while on the earth. Christians are referred to as brothers and sisters of a family, or members of the same body. Each person does his part in serving so that the entire body might fulfill its purpose of bringing glory to God.

The skills that God has equipped us with to serve the body of Christ are known as spiritual gifts. "Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone" (1 Corinthians 12:4–6; see also 1 Corinthians 12:7–11, 28; Romans 12:3–8). We all have different gifts, but all of them are equally important in carrying out God's plan on the earth (1 Corinthians 12:12–31).

Some of our spiritual gifts are obvious, but others can be difficult to identify. You might discover which spiritual gifts you have, including which ones are the strongest, through prayer, surveys, classes, and serving at your church. You can begin serving before you know your gifts because the experience will give you insight into where you work best, which in turn will help you identify your gifts.

Once you have identified your spiritual gifts you should find a way to use those gifts to serve your local church community. We are all called to serve, and to do so with love (1 Corinthians 13:1–3). Endless service from a wrong heart will do no good. But when we serve out of love, God is glorified.

There is a lot of work to be done for the kingdom of Christ, but few people willing to do the work (Matthew 9:37). So don't be afraid to simply start serving; there is a place for you. As you serve, trust that God will equip you, guide you, and give you joy for the work. Find delight in doing the things He has planned for you (Ephesians 2:10; Colossians 3:17, 23).

Areas of Volunteering

Sharing the Gospel (County Fair)
• Join the worship team
• Become an usher greeting visitors and helping with the offering and communion
• Become a prayer partner
• Become a youth leader or mentor
• Teach children's ministry or serve in the nursery
• Teach an adult small group such as a Sunday school or Bible study
• Host a small group study in your home
• Help clean the facilities or maintain the building and grounds
• Work in the technology and sound booth
• Help with administrative and secretarial work
• Lead outreach programs for the community
• Lead missions trips
• Organize food and other support for families in crisis
• Cook a meal for someone in your congregation or help with their yardwork or give them a ride to the doctor
• Visit people in the hospital or send encouraging cards to others in the congregation

Serve in our church

Use your unique gifts to help build God's Kingdom.

Philippians 2:3-4 says, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” We should never serve (or give) for personal recognition or accolades. Instead, when we serve, we should serve humbly. It is through serving others that we will shine a light that will glorify the Lord.

Questions about volunteering?

We love to clarify volunteering requirements. Please reach out if you still have questions.