Friday, July 5, 2024

Serving: The Ultimate Adventure

For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

Serving in the church is like a spiritual defibrillator - it jumpstarts the heart and brings new life! I've discovered that everyone has a secret desire to serve, but sometimes they just need a little nudge. That's where I come in - I'm a "serving evangelist" who loves to recruit others to join the journey.

The enemy tries to whisper lies that we are not worthy or qualified, but I believe that everyone has a role to play. So, I invite friends, family, and fellow church members to join me in serving. I've even invited neighbors who don't attend church to join me in activities like special events, greeting or cleaning - and they love it!

People are hungry for purpose and meaning, and serving together is a powerful way to build relationships and make memories. I've seen unsaved friends find joy and connection through serving, and even go on to become leaders in the church.

My approach is simple: start small, start local, and start together. Whether it's folding bulletins or pressure cleaning, there's a place for everyone to serve. And when we do, we'll discover that serving is not just a duty, but a delight.

So, let's shake off the martyr complex and the lies of the enemy, and embrace the joy of serving together. Let's create a culture of volunteerism and watch as our churches and communities transform. Serving is not just for the saved - it's for anyone who wants to make a difference. And when we serve together, we'll find that it's not just about what we do, but about who we become.

In the trenches of church service, I found two kindred spirits, Kammy and Shannon, who shared my heart for making a difference and my passion for serving with excellence.