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Sunday Sermon Follow-Up #1

Most pastors would publish a list of ministries where volunteers are needed after preaching a sermon like I did Sunday.  As I described Sunday, the problem is not a lack of volunteers (though there are always needs in all of our ministries) but an issue of "WANT TO" or desire. The question to all of us is "what does God want me to do?"  What am I passionate about?  What causes the most fulfillment in my life?

Our CLASS 301 is where we study and answer a questionnaire to determine where we fit in the best as far as ministry is concerned.  We all have God-given talents and abilities.  We just have to find out what they are so we can serve God joyfully.  We use the acronym S.H.A.P.E. when determining our gifts and abilities.  S stands for Spiritual Gift - what has God instilled in you that you do with ease for Him? H stands for Heart - what thrills your heart when you do it?  A stands for Ability - what abilities do you have?  P stands for Personality - is it kids, adults, technology, or something else that you seem to adapt to easily? E stands for Experience - what have you done in your life that you could do for Christ?

Let me encourage you to make this a matter of prayer.  Maybe the ministry you're involved with is not for you and it's time for a change.  Maybe you now see the great need to serve Christ by "picking up the cross."  Whatever it is, pray and progressively move forward and watch how amazing God is.

 PB

 

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Sr. Pastor of the greatest church in the world. Husband of Cheri - dad of Malari & Caitlin - father-in-law of Zac - pawpaw to Levi!
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