Friday, March 1, 2013

Don't Just Sit There, Do Something

One of our ladies decorates the front of our building throughout the year. It's her gift to us, and she does a beautiful job! [December 2012]

Too many of us are pew-sitters. The statistic I've always heard is 20% of the people do 80% of the work. That has seemed to be accurate in my 30 years of lay ministry; there are always the faithful few.

I want to challenge you to get involved. You don't have to lead a small group, take care of toddlers, lead worship or teach a Bible study. There are so many small ways for you to help with ministries at your place of worship that don't involve being the center of attention or needing a great teaching skill.

Our church serves coffee and cookies after service and we have a crew of men and women who prepare that for us each week. Somebody has to plate the cookies, put out the napkins and cups, make the coffee and clean it all up. And somebody needs to take out the trash when it's all over!

Maybe you have an eye for design and would like to help decorate at special times of the year.

Do you like to clean? Sign up to be on the clean-up crew after big events.

The office staff might like somebody to come in during the week to make copies, prepare mailings or fold bulletins.

Maybe you do have a gift to teach and lead but you haven't stepped out yet to make your talent known. Why not? Your world is waiting to hear what you have to say!

Do you love children and families? Children's ministry has the hardest ministry positions to fill, so if you love kids, talk to your pastor. He will be blessed!

Are you a gifted musician? Your worship team or praise band needs you!

Do something to get involved, whether it's big or small. God has given each of us a gift and a passion to use for His glory.

Your pastor will be blessed by your obedience to God! (God will be blessed to!)

Would you like to share in which area you will step out? What has God called you to do?

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