Serve

Have I found my sweet spot of service?

Have I bought someone a coke lately?

God has made you to serve. Romans 12: 4...  In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body! Call 864-583-7245 and ask for the next PLACE meeting times and locations to discover your place in ministry... as Dr Don would say... "you've not been saved to sit... but to serve."

As we prepare ourselves to serve, we often grow closer to those in our small groups. 

When Donna Druell retired from teaching school at E.P. Todd Elementary, she wanted to fill that void. But she wasn’t sure how. She loved being with the children and missed them. But she wanted a flexible schedule. When Donna heard the Good News Club needed volunteers it sounded like a good fit. 
Three years ago one of the third graders came to know the Lord through the Laotian Baptist Mission but she was full of questions. Living in a Buddhist home the little girl was very confused. She was told one thing at home and then something totally different at the Laotian mission. At Good News Club the child heard the same thing as at the mission. 
As Donna answered this little girl’s deep questions, she saw the child grow in her faith. Today, the girl comes in singing Christian songs. “I’ve been telling people about Jesus,” she says, smiling. Donna’s husband Ned now joins her at Good News Club every week.
Recently, the Druells made their weekly stop for a hot dog before going to E.P. Todd. Rob and Treva Webb, also church members, learned where they were going and offered to treat the children to hot dogs. Another Sunday School friend donated Moon Pies.® The opportunities for service multiplied.  “If I can help one child a year,” Donna says, “then I’ll be there.”   
Donna Druell

 

In order to be well-rounded disciples of Christ, we should participate in some aspect of each of those four words. If any of the four parts becomes weighted too heavily, the imbalance will make us ineffective in our individual ministries.

All of the ministries at First Baptist are designed to help us use our God-given abilities to serve others or to equip us to engage our worlds in a meaningful way—everywhere we go, with everyone we meet.

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