I am always amazed how wonderfully the members of Community Church Blackburn serves.
I’ve always said Community Church Blackburn is a big church operation working with small church amount of people. It requires at least twenty people to even just run a Sunday morning service and that’s before everything that happens the rest of the week.
I’d like to say thank you to all people the people that serve in whatever capacity. You are all amazing.
These are just some of the jobs that take place on a Sunday:
Lead, anchor, preach, worship, sing, set up and set down, projector. Lead and Help in Creche, Lead and Help in Shining stars, lead and help in youth,Sorting bring and share lunches, Brew rota etc…
When I first became a Christian I found it very difficult to get to know people just by going on a Sunday morning. When I look back it was serving and working with other people that helped me integrate and build relationships.
When I read the bible I also see Jesus serving not always in the most illustrious positions. Cleaning smelly sweaty feet etc…
The God we serve is by nature a God who serves. A servant king!
If Jesus is like that, as Christ followers that should be our model.
If you’re not already serving and your interested, give me or Geoff a shout, if he’s not caught you already.
Please pray for us as a church from protection form the evil one as this is the area where most tension and difficulty can be produced.
Please continue to pray for Geoff and me as we put the serving rota together. It might look simple but it’s the most complicated, difficult document to put together in the world with so many moving parts and things to consider. Its like trying to catch a very fast greasy pig keeping it up to date etc…
Please be merciful to us as well because we don’t always get it right.
However I give Glory to God because He as always provided, just about, enough people to get done what we need to do!!
Finally it would be really helpful if you send any dates you’re away to Geoff and if you can’t serve on the day your down for something you give us as much notice as possible or swap
Pray about your gifting and if you fell God is calling you to serve in a certain area etc.. Come and talk to me, Geoff or your Growth group leader.
Pray for more people to serve in all areas of church life, as I suspect the operation is only going to get bigger and more complicated 😊
God is good 😊
Helpful Bible Verses
“The greatest among you will be your servant.”
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
1 Peter 4:10
“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”
“When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.”