This week’s CliffNotes is a guest post by Brian Murphy, Executive Pastor.
For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But do not use your freedom to satisfy your sinful natures. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.Galatians 5:13, NLT
Dear Christ Church,
The above verse reminds us that the freedom we have in Jesus is the purpose behind our serving one another. Serving helps us build our capacity to love. When we serve, gratefulness increases, abilities are affirmed and our freedom finds new purpose.
Serving realigns our hearts to the servant-heart of Christ. Serving on a team connects us to the local church and gives us a chance to learn from and encourage others. The faithful people who regularly serve at a church are encouraged and energized when new people join the team.
I am so grateful for all of the beautifully dedicated men and women who serve at Christ Church week in and week out. It is because of this team effort that we can offer hospitality, love and truth to the people who come through our doors each Sunday and throughout the week.
A specific set of ministries help make our Sunday services so special. First-Serve Ministries include those teams who work behind the scenes to set the altar, offer coffee and bagels, welcome visitors and do much more.
If you have recently decided to make Christ Church your home or if you are not currently serving on a Sunday morning team, I invite you to consider joining one of our First-Serve Ministries. Click on the link above for more details. If you would like to serve on one of these teams, email us at the office, and we’ll get the ball rolling.