Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Make Me a Servant: Ways to Serve in the Local Congregation

As Christian women, we should all be looking for ways to serve our Lord. Service is one of the most beautiful and unique aspects of being a Christian. Much is said in today's workplace environment about servant leadership, but this idea spans the centuries. Christ himself told the Apostles as recorded in Matthew 20:25-28, that his followers must be servants.

Notice these verses.

But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Just as Christ's Apostles were servants, so must we be to be pleasing to him. Ways to serve are all around us, we just have to be looking for them. I've listed a few of the ways I could think of to serve Christ. If you think of others, please list them in the comments. I look forward to hearing from you!

--Susan



A Few Ways To Serve

  • Prepare communion
  • Clean the building
  • Write visitors
  • Send get well and thinking of you cards
  • Help with special events
  • Teach Bible class for children and women
  • Help Bible class teachers prepare for class
  • Make food for shut-ins and the sick
  • Babysit for a tired Mom so she can run some errands
  • Write Bible articles
  • Create a YouTube devotional channel
  • Write Christian books
  • Make blankets for the nursing home
  • Teach the younger women to sew, cook, or other living skills
  • Make bears for the hospital
  • Organize food pantry
  • Start a clothing giveaway
  • Reach out to the homeless
  • Become friends with new Christians
  • Reach out to lonely people in the congregation
  • Recognize the needs of those around you, and help fill them
  • Take care of the flowerbeds at the building
  • Repaint old signage

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