VICAR’S CORNER

Are You Serving in the House?

Eph. 2:10 says, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works…”

God created each and everyone of us with a unique purpose, and He equipped us with special personalities and skills so that we might be able to make an impact for His Kingdom while on 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 fulfil 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” – 1st Cor. 12: 4–11; 28, see also Rom. 12: 3 – 8. We all have different gifts, but all of them are equally important in carrying out God’s plan on the earth – 1st Cor. 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, and serving in 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 use those gifts to serve here in church. We are all called to serve, and to do so with love 1st Cor. 13: 1 – 3. Endless service from a wrong heart will do no good. But when we serve out of love, God is glorified.

Here are some ways that you can serve in church:

  • Join the Music Ministry
  • Become an Usher or Greeter
  • Become a Youth Leader or Mentor
  • Teach Sunday School
  • Help clean the facilities or maintain the building and grounds
  • Work in the Media and ICT Unit
  • Lead outreach programs for the community / Go for Evangelism
  • Organize food and support for families in crisis
  • Become an Intercessor and Prayer Warrior
  • Provide counselling services for members of the congregation
  • Visit people in the hospital or and Prisons (Correctional Centres) encouraging

cards to others in the congregation.

There is a lot of work to be done for the Kingdom of Christ, but few people willing to do the work Matt. 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 Eph. 2:10; Col. 3:17, 23.

God bless you.

Your Vicar and friend

The Venerable Kiri Wakama

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