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Serve in Ministry: My Abilities

“I (God)…have given him skill, ability, and knowledge in all kinds of crafts…” Exodus 31:3

shapeOne of the most common excuses people give for not getting involved in ministry is “I just don’t have any abilities to offer.”

Nothing could be further from the truth. God has SHAPEd us with talents — those natural God-given abilities (i.e. talent for drawing) — and created us with the ability to develop skills — those abilities we learn through knowledge and practice.  ALL of us have TALENTS and SKILLS … also known as abilities!

The key is identifying your abilities and matching them with the right ministry.

Here’s an example, my wife, Laurie, likes to take simple things and arrange them in ways that look nice.  She uses that ability to decorate at our church functions.  Additionally, she’s much more organized than I.  That ability comes in handy when she responds to our guests and connects them with appropriate people as a part of our Welcome Team.  She has a knack for “arranging” and “organizing” so she uses it to serve the church in those ways.

What are your abilities?  How do use them to serve the church?

Identify your abilities and use them to serve in ministry.  Here are some opportunities to use your abilities:

  • Children Ministry Team (Teachers)
  • Worship Hosts Team (Hosts)
  • Hospitality Team (SetUp/TearDown Coffee Time)
  • Tech Team (Sound Tech)
  • Beamer Team (Video Tech)
  • Counting Team (Leader/Counters)
  • Drama Team (Leader and Actors)
  • Promotion Team (Writers/Photographers)
  • Events Team (Organizers)
  • Small Group Leaders (Hosts/Leaders)
  • Disciple Life Academy (Instructors)

To find out more, attend this Saturday’s “Serve in Ministry” workshop.  To connect with one of our ministry teams, contact our church office admin(at)ibcberlin(dot)org.

 

Monday, November 10th, 2014 bible study

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