Free to serve
I don’t want to go to church and just sit in an uncomfortable pew.
I want to be involved too.
The good news is that we don’t have pews, and we always encourage people to get involved.
This is the model we find in the Bible.
Jesus called people to follow him - and then he gave them jobs to do.
And it is the same with us today.
Church is the place where you can be loved - and love others.
Church is the place where you can be supported - and support others.
Church is the place where you can be served - and serve others.
Church is the place where you can come to faith in Jesus - and help others to find faith too.
This is one of the things that makes church such a great place to belong.
Once people are committed to the Lord, and to a local church, there are many ways in which they can serve.
There are so many opportunities.
We will help you find an area of service that suits your gifting and abilities.
As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. ‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will send you out to fish for people.’
Mark 1:16-18 (NIV)
Jesus got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel round his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped round him.
When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. ‘Do you understand what I have done for you?’ he asked them. ‘You call me “Teacher” and “Lord”, and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
John 13:4-5 & 12-17 (NIV)
Serve one another humbly in love.
Galatians 5:13 (NIV)
Encourage one another and build each other up.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV)