Me? A Minister?

Have you ever thought about being a minister?  Do you know that your ministry is one of the most important things you can do for the Kingdom?  Ministers are not only about those that preach every Sunday and serve as pastors of our churches.  They are the everyday people who hear God’s calling, set aside time, and serve in a variety of ministries.

As a result of your ministry they will give glory to God

So what can we do if we hear God calling?  ANSWER!  Say, Lord I’m not sure I can do this but if You think I can then I will.  There are so many possible ministries in the church like Sunday School, Men’s and Women’s ministries, Music, VBS, Upkeep of the building and property… I think we should also be open to ‘outside’ opportunities.  How about things like …

Prison Ministry    Everything from being part of the Chaplains services, leading Bible Studies, writing letters to the inmates.  (One letter saying I’m praying and thinking of you can be the catalyst for change.)

Nursing Home Ministry    It would surprise you how many don’t get visitors.  Volunteer to give a free manicure,  read to a patient who doesn’t see well, play board games and cards, play the piano for a sing-a-long.

Helping Hands Ministries   Can you repair a faucet, mow a lawn, rake some leaves…  Anything you do at your own home is needed by those who can’t do it themselves.  They’re not hard to find.  Look around your neighborhood.  It won’t take long to find someone who needs your help or skills.

Do you know a couple, with a new baby, that needs a night out.  Volunteer to watch the child for 2 or 3 hours so they can continue building a strong relationship.  Don’t charge them but do ask them to pay it forward.

What a blessing we all can be if we just reach beyond our personal boundaries and say, “Yes, Lord! Yes!

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 1 Corinthians 12:4-7

Blessings to you and yours!