Gospel-Centered Service

In John 13:1-20, we read the account of Jesus humbling Himself in order to wash His disciples’ feet. This was no regular task, but was instead reserved for the lowest of all servants.  Here was the eternal King of the Universe bowing down to wash the feet of those He created.

By humbly washing the feet of His disciples, Jesus gave us an abiding example of service and issued a command for us to follow in His steps. We were saved so that we might now serve.

Gospel-centered service is motivated by the gospel of Jesus and seeks to extend His grace and mercy to others for His glory and not our own. Gospel-centered service is an expression of love.  We steward the grace of God when our service is marked by humility, generosity and hospitality and empowered by a passion for the glory of God.

Service should be pursued by everyone who is a recipient of grace. Those who understand and have been impacted by the gospel have numerous opportunities – both formal and informal – to serve others.  Examples of gospel-centered service includes greeting at the doors of the church, coaching, teaching adults and children, singing, serving communion, giving financially to the needs of others and opening your home to your neighbors.

Every person interested in being obedient and serving should not miss our annual “Join the Team” Sunday every year on Super Bowl Sunday.  On this day, we emphasize the various ministry opportunities that we have in our church.  We also zero in on helping you to understand your spiritual gifting and encouraging you to plug in where you fit.