The stark contrast that exists in our world is evident in how and what we give. While we can see the issues that accompany this thought, we encourage each other to be known for this. How to, what, how much, and the attitude in which it is done is a distinctive.
Your Time (Give Yourself to the Work)
There is no more precious commodity than time. The allotted amount that we have is more valuable with each passing day. When we ask you to give your time, it’s certainly not without understanding how busy life is today. Families are pushed more and more to the limit with school, sports, work, and activities in general. However, the Church matters, and time is needed to make things happen. We commit not to waste your time as you give what time you have in service. It is an investment with huge dividends.
Your Treasure (Be Faithful in Giving)
Disciples give their treasure because it matters. It matters in scope, humility, and thanksgiving. “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.” We give as a reminder that it came from God. We give because it supports the work of the Church. We give because commitment to bringing our offering to the Lord has been at the forefront of Biblical understanding since Genesis.
Your Talent (You are Gifted to Serve)
“Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them.” Romans 12:6. The beauty of Church is the completeness that comes from so many people, from so many backgrounds, with so many influences brought to it. We all have a role. ALL. God has given you gifts that are for the express purpose of building up the Church. In addition, the gifts that God has given us can be seen in our personalities and how we see life in general. There is a place for you to serve. Here’s how you can begin that process.
Your Personal Preference (Others Matter)
“The Church is the Church only when it exists for others…not dominating, but helping and serving. It must tell men of every calling what it means to live for Christ, to exist for others.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer. We understand a culture of me. Our preferences cannot drive us inward. When we give up our own preference, we begin to live in humility, and take on the attitude He had, when He emptied Himself and took on the form of man.