SERVE

Be Involved

SERVE

Be Involved

SERVE

Be Involved

God

God doesn’t save us from our sins so that we can sit on the sidelines and be fans.  Christ is the King of glory and He desires faithful servants for His kingdom.  Whether it be relationships, hobbies, employers, sports, or other interests, we all devote time, treasure, and talents to (we serve) those things we think are important, will make us happy, or advance our interests.  The Apostle Paul rejoiced that the Thessalonian believers had “turned from idols to serve the living and true God” (1 Th. 1:9).  Before we came to know the mercy and salvation of God, we lived for earthly goals; but Jesus told His disciples as citizens of the heavenly kingdom to:

“…take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:31-33).”

God doesn’t run His kingdom the same way that the emperors, nations, and financial tycoons of this world conduct their business. Jesus told His followers that earthly kings wield power and authority to get their way, “But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:43-45). Whether we eat or drink or whatever we do; we are to do all to the glory of God (1 Cor. 10:31). We are to live our lives as a sacred trust to God – seeking to bring glory to His name and not fame to our own. From folding laundry to negotiating a contract join us in pursuing those callings and activities that bring honor to our Heavenly King.  Live, so that someday you will stand before God’s heavenly throne and hear our Savior declare “Well done thou good and faithful servant.” Steward life and salvation as precious gifts from God. Whatever you do (whether it be surfing the web, praying, working, playing, or telling someone about Jesus), do it heartily (sincerely from your heart with all your might), as to the Lord, and not unto men, knowing that the Lord will reward you: for you serve the Lord Christ (Col. 3:23-24).

God

God doesn’t save us from our sins so that we can sit on the sidelines and be fans.  Christ is the King of glory and He desires faithful servants for His kingdom.  Whether it be relationships, hobbies, employers, sports, or other interests, we all devote time, treasure, and talents to (we serve) those things we think are important, will make us happy, or advance our interests.  The Apostle Paul rejoiced that the Thessalonian believers had “turned from idols to serve the living and true God” (1 Th. 1:9).  Before we came to know the mercy and salvation of God, we lived for earthly goals; but Jesus told His disciples as citizens of the heavenly kingdom to:

“…take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:31-33).”

God doesn’t run His kingdom the same way that the emperors, nations, and financial tycoons of this world conduct their business. Jesus told His followers that earthly kings wield power and authority to get their way, “But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:43-45). Whether we eat or drink or whatever we do; we are to do all to the glory of God (1 Cor. 10:31). We are to live our lives as a sacred trust to God – seeking to bring glory to His name and not fame to our own. From folding laundry to negotiating a contract join us in pursuing those callings and activities that bring honor to our Heavenly King.  Live, so that someday you will stand before God’s heavenly throne and hear our Savior declare “Well done thou good and faithful servant.”  Steward life and salvation as precious gifts from God. Whatever you do (whether it be surfing the web, praying, working, playing, or telling someone about Jesus), do it heartily (sincerely from your heart with all your might), as to the Lord, and not unto men, knowing that the Lord will reward you: for you serve the Lord Christ (Col. 3:23-24).

God

God doesn’t save us from our sins so that we can sit on the sidelines and be fans.  Christ is the King of glory and He desires faithful servants for His kingdom.  Whether it be relationships, hobbies, employers, sports, or other interests, we all devote time, treasure, and talents to (we serve) those things we think are important, will make us happy, or advance our interests.  The Apostle Paul rejoiced that the Thessalonian believers had “turned from idols to serve the living and true God” (1 Th. 1:9).  Before we came to know the mercy and salvation of God, we lived for earthly goals; but Jesus told His disciples as citizens of the heavenly kingdom to:

“…take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:31-33).”

God doesn’t run His kingdom the same way that the emperors, nations, and financial tycoons of this world conduct their business. Jesus told His followers that earthly kings wield power and authority to get their way, “But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:43-45). Whether we eat or drink or whatever we do; we are to do all to the glory of God (1 Cor. 10:31). We are to live our lives as a sacred trust to God – seeking to bring glory to His name and not fame to our own. From folding laundry to negotiating a contract join us in pursuing those callings and activities that bring honor to our Heavenly King.  Live, so that someday you will stand before God’s heavenly throne and hear our Savior declare “Well done thou good and faithful servant.”  Steward life and salvation as precious gifts from God. Whatever you do (whether it be surfing the web, praying, working, playing, or telling someone about Jesus), do it heartily (sincerely from your heart with all your might), as to the Lord, and not unto men, knowing that the Lord will reward you: for you serve the Lord Christ (Col. 3:23-24).

Others

Jesus said that all men would know that we are Christ followers by the love that we have for each other (Jn. 13:34), and the Bible says that we are by love to serve one another (Gal. 5:13). First, we are to love our brothers and sisters in Christ: not only in word but also in action (1 Jn. 3:16-18). Opportunities and responsibilities that we share to care for one another as the family of God are expressed throughout the New Testament with the relational phrase “one another”. Because we are members of the same body we are to love, pray for, greet, build up, warn, encourage, walk with, forgive, forbear, serve, be kind to, teach, confront, confess faults too, see the value in, bear burdens and heartaches with, care for, submit to, prefer, be unified with, show hospitality to, and be devoted to one another. That’s quite a list, and while no one person can fulfill all of these roles with everyone, each of us has a part to play. The Bible compares a church family to a body (1 Cor. 12 & Rom. 12), and if one part of your physical body is ill or injured, the entire body is affected. The same is true in the body of Christ. We all have a role and function, and if we aren’t involved the church is hurting and affected in accomplishing its mission. The work of the ministry has two parts: 1). Serving God and others to personally meet needs and care for the body of the Christ 2). Proclaiming Gospel truth to a lost humanity to bring others to a saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We invite you to get involved and help us in living out these two tremendous callings.

Others

Jesus said that all men would know that we are Christ followers by the love that we have for each other (Jn. 13:34), and the Bible says that we are by love to serve one another (Gal. 5:13). First, we are to love our brothers and sisters in Christ: not only in word but also in action (1 Jn. 3:16-18). Opportunities and responsibilities that we share to care for one another as the family of God are expressed throughout the New Testament with the relational phrase “one another”. Because we are members of the same body we are to love, pray for, greet, build up, warn, encourage, walk with, forgive, forbear, serve, be kind to, teach, confront, confess faults too, see the value in, bear burdens and heartaches with, care for, submit to, prefer, be unified with, show hospitality to, and be devoted to one another. That’s quite a list, and while no one person can fulfill all of these roles with everyone, each of us has a part to play. The Bible compares a church family to a body (1 Cor. 12 & Rom. 12), and if one part of your physical body is ill or injured, the entire body is affected. The same is true in the body of Christ. We all have a role and function, and if we aren’t involved, the church is hurting and affected in accomplishing its mission. The work of the ministry has two parts: 1). Serving God and others to personally meet needs and care for the body of the Christ 2). Proclaiming Gospel truth to a lost humanity to bring others to a saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We invite you to get involved and help us in living out these two tremendous callings.

Spiritual Gifts

God, who calls us to serve Him, is also faithful to work in, through, and with us for the task. He will never leave us or forsake us, and He equips and empowers us through His Spirit, His Word, and His church to do all that He asks of us. To show how closely our Heavenly Father works with and through us to accomplish His plan, the following list is both responsibilities God asks His children to accomplish and spiritual gifts He bestows to empower believers for the task: evangelism, giving, serving, teaching, mercy, and faith. These gifts, along with others, are the tools we have to care for one another and proclaim the gospel. While you may not have all these gifts, you have at least one, and as you walk with God and grow in grace and Christian maturity God will bestow and cultivate even more. Please don’t be intimidated or afraid of serving God – it’s not about proving how great or talented we are, or about measuring up to the performance of others, but it is a wonderful way to get to know Him better, see answers to prayer, and experience His faithfulness in your life.

Spiritual Gifts

God, who calls us to serve Him, is also faithful to work in, through, and with us for the task. He will never leave us or forsake us, and He equips and empowers us through His Spirit, His Word, and His church to do all that He asks of us. To show how closely our Heavenly Father works with and through us to accomplish His plan, the following list is both responsibilities God asks His children to accomplish and spiritual gifts He bestows to empower believers for the task: evangelism, giving, serving, teaching, mercy, and faith. These gifts, along with others, are the tools we have to care for one another and proclaim the gospel. While you may not have all these gifts, you have at least one, and as you walk with God and grow in grace and Christian maturity God will bestow and cultivate even more. Please don’t be intimidated or afraid of serving God – it’s not about proving how great or talented we are, or about measuring up to the performance of others, but it is a wonderful way to get to know Him better, see answers to prayer, and experience His faithfulness in your life.

Needs & Opportunities

There are countless needs among a church family and a lost world, and no one person can minister to them all.  At Faith Baptist there are a wealth of opportunities to serve and help fulfill the mission of the church in proclaiming the gospel, making disciples, caring for people, and glorifying God.  Some vital areas include:

  • Children & Student Ministries – (Background check required) Nursery, Sunday school, Junior Church, Youth Group, SummerKids, MasterClubs, Children’s Choir, and VBS.  Teachers, helpers, workers, drivers, and cleaners are some of the opportunites in these areas.
  • Technology – Soundbooth, mics, lights, other venues, website, and network. 
  • Music – Choir, Orchestra, Specials, Prelude, Accompanists, and Children’s Choir.  Opportunites not only for experienced vocalists and instrumentalists, but also for those who want to sing, praise God, and learn along the way.
  • Outreach – tract distribution, follow-up, bread connection, mailings, new move-ins, evangelistic services, welcome center, greeters, etc…  Everyone can be involved in these areas through personal witnessing, baking, taking gifts to people, assembling gift bags, prayer, and more.
  • Care of the Body – Hospital visits, care of widows, orphans, natural disaster support, etc…
  • Missions – cards, correspondence, prayer, sewing for missions, missions trips, missions conference, missions closet, and hosting missionaries.  Help includes giving, going, cooking, decorating, clean-up, etc…
  • Hospitality – ride to church, church dinners, meals for others (illness, death, birth of child), benevolence, coffee & refreshments for various venues.
  • Discipleship – adult and children’s classes, mentoring, book studies, retreats… teaching, greeting, helping, follow-up, one-on-one Bible study…
  • Ushers, security, building and grounds – maintenance, landscaping, service decorum, emergency response, etc…

To discuss current needs or openings, please contact the church office.

Needs & Opportunities

There are countless needs among a church family and a lost world, and no one person can minister to them all.  At Faith Baptist there are a wealth of opportunities to serve and help fulfill the mission of the church in proclaiming the gospel, making disciples, caring for people, and glorifying God.  Some vital areas include:

Children & Student Ministries – (Background check required) Nursery, Sunday school, Junior Church, Youth Group, SummerKids, MasterClubs, Children’s Choir, and VBS.  Teachers, helpers, workers, drivers, and cleaners are some of the opportunites in these areas.

Technology – Soundbooth, mics, lights, other venues, website, and network.

Music – Choir, Orchestra, Specials, Prelude, Accompanists, and Children’s Choir.  Opportunites not only for experienced vocalists and instrumentalists, but also for those who want to sing, praise God, and learn along the way.

Outreach – tract distribution, follow-up, bread connection, mailings, new move-ins, evangelistic services, welcome center, greeters, etc…  Everyone can be involved in these areas through personal witnessing, baking, taking gifts to people, assembling gift bags, prayer, and more.

Care of the Body – Hospital visits, care of widows, orphans, natural disaster support, etc…

Missions – cards, correspondence, prayer, sewing for missions, missions trips, missions conference, missions closet, and hosting missionaries.  Help includes giving, going, cooking, decorating, clean-up, etc…

Hospitality – ride to church, church dinners, meals for others (illness, death, birth of child), benevolence, coffee & refreshments for various venues.

Discipleship – adult and children’s classes, mentoring, book studies, retreats… teaching, greeting, helping, follow-up, one-on-one Bible study…

Ushers, security, building and grounds – maintenance, landscaping, service decorum, emergency response, etc…

To discuss current needs or openings, please contact the church office.