LIVING LIFE TOGETHER AS A FAMILY
MINISTERING TO OTHERS IN JESUS' NAME
We can’t do ministry without you. We don’t want to, either. God has gifted you with abilities to bring Him glory. In fact, God placed you here at this church because He knew your gifts and the needs of the church and community. You are not here by accident. Proverbs 16:9 says, “The mind of man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.” You are here because God wanted you here.
So now that you are here, what are you doing to bless God, the church and community with your gifting? Here at FBC we collect food to distribute to those in need, help churches and individuals who have building and construction needs, work with the school to provide supplies and clothing for children, have a rewarding Wednesday afternoon program that teaches children the gospel of Jesus and allows us to show His love. We engage teenagers Wednesdays and Sundays with the gospel, fellowship and other extra-curricular activities, host a church website and use multimedia on Sunday mornings, and have a small family of instrumentalists who worship the Lord both Wednesdays and Sundays. There are people ready to make the best food and deserts for families who’ve lost loved ones. There are members of our church who can’t wait to serve. It’s their ministry.
So where do you serve? What skills do you bring? There’s no need to hide the gifts that God has given you. You may not even realize what God is calling you to do for His glory. But you will never find out hiding in the background. No one has to be perfect in their gifting. We practice our gifts. The more we practice the better we get. Your favorite teachers developed their teaching style over many years. That coconut cream pie wasn’t stellar the first time it was made. And you need to start practicing your gifts. There may even be someone who could show you the ropes. We call that discipleship.
God purposely brings our church into contact with people in our community to blessing them in order to share with them the gospel of Jesus. They have needs, we meet needs. That’s our ultimate goal for existing- to spread the gospel of the kingdom of God that Jesus saves. Evangelism takes practice, too. But, again, practice makes better. You can’t tell children not to hide their light under a bushel while hiding your own light. We were, “created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)
So get plugged in. We need you! Ask someone, “Where can I serve?” I promise we will get you where you are needed. You will be blessed as you bless others. Thank you for what you are going to do.
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