In the Bible, ministry and service encompass a wide variety of activities. Comforting a grieving friend, feeding the hungry, praying for others, teaching the Bible, and practicing hospitality are just a few examples.
Often ministry is viewed as the responsibility of pastors, elders, and church officers. But the Bible is clear that each Christian has a unique, God-given role to play. In a healthy church, each member is actively involved in some form of service.
"...but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by that which every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love."
In order to help us serve effectively, God gives us one or more spiritual gifts. These gifts are areas of special ability that facilitate our ministry. They include gifts of teaching, leadership, exhortation, mercy and many others. Using our gifts to serve other people is an essential component of a meaningful relationship with Christ. He promised that giving of ourselves to love and serve would result in a deep sense of fulfillment and joy in our lives.
We hope that your visit to this website challenges you to consider new avenues of ministry and how God may want to use you to meet the needs of others.
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