The apostle Paul said:
“There are different types of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all people. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.” 1 Corinthians12: 4 – 7
Connect Baptist Church is a community of believers who are called to connect with God, connect with each other and connect with the world. To be a functioning body we need all people using their gifts in service. Sunday services are not a concert and our people are not spectators. To function as God intended we need every believer volunteering of their time and abilities to serve in some capacity in the life of the church. If you are not, then why not? Lack of time or enthusiasm were not excuses Jesus accepted on his team in the Bible, and should not be used today. So come on church, let us all play our part. If you are a “hand” and you refuse to serve the body, the body will starve. If you are a “foot” and refuse to serve the body the church will stagnate. God loves the church and he calls just the right people to make each church community function efficiently. If that is not happening we cannot blame our pastors, our elders or our God. Next week every person who worships at Connect will be receiving a phone call by our ministry leaders asking what your passions and giftings are, and how you would like to use them in church life. Whether you are new to the church or elderly, as long as you’re breathing you have a part to play. Watch how God will bless you when you choose to follow Him in all His ways. Exciting!