The Blessing of Service

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

This week’s CliffNotes is a guest post by Brian Murphy, Executive Pastor

As Executive Pastor at Christ Church, is it my privilege to invite people to consider serving. I told this to a friend of mine once and he responded, “You mean that you have to beg people to serve, right?” Frankly, his question took me by surprise. Yes, sometimes it is hard to find all of the people that it takes to serve at church on Sunday, but mostly I have been blessed to watch as peopleconsistently step up and serve others week in and week out.

Therefore, I happily invite you to consider serving at Christ Church.

We have several ministries that serve our parish and guests on Sunday mornings. These are our First-Serve Teams. They serve us behind the scenes or in order to make the Sunday worship experience welcoming and meaningful. There are roles for everyone – men and women, young and old, introverts and extroverts.Each of these ministries has immediate needs for new people in the morning services. We need several new volunteers on all teams in both the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services with the greatest need being at 11 a.m.

Serving is meaningful for many reasons:
1. Jesus modeled and commanded us to serve (Mark 10:42-45).
2. Serving on a team helps us to meet new people and gives us the sense of accomplishment that obedience brings.
3. Our friends who serve on these teams need help in order to continue providing an inviting worship atmosphere each week.

If you are not currently serving at Christ Church, please consider this invitation. Simply click here, browse some details about each ministry, and follow the instructions to sign-up. We can put you right to work.

Blessings,
Brian