Serving
You are here for a reason!
 
As we connect more and more with God and grow in our love and maturity the desire to serve also grows strong within us. Sometimes we are unaware of opportunities, we’re not sure where we best fit or we just don’t know where to start when it comes to Christian service. The best way to tackle these issues is with someone else. We’d like to walk with you. If you are not already connected with the Utica church of Christ, CONTACT US and let us know. We’d love to help you.
 
LEARN AND PRACTICE
 
  • This is a book about practical ways we can serve and love our neighbors.
  • Be inspired to get to know more of the people who live closest to you.
  • Work with others to throw a party
  • Make a commitment to practicing the greatest commandments of God
GO ON A MISSION TRIP
 
  • Find a way to go someplace where there is a lot of need for helpers: a foreign mission or domestic disaster relief
  • Gather some friends and share the experience.
  • For church of Christ members talk to Sarah Porter about over seas opportunities or Vern Dale for domestic missions ideas. Otherwise fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page and well try to help as best we can.
SERVE ON SUNDAY
 
  • There are many opportunities to serve the church family on Sunday. You can teach, lead worship, clean, greet visitors and more!
  • Work with your mentor to identify areas of service that might line up with how God has been preparing you and in ways that you might be ready to be challenged
  • Be prayerful
  • Start serving, helping or getting trained to plug into a Sunday morning ministry.
BIBLE READING PLAN
  • Read through some of the letters that the Apostle Paul wrote to the church from prison Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon)
  • Read with a friend or mentor. Ask each other questions, share helpful insights.
  • Use this plan or read on your own.  https://my.bible.com/reading-plans/13692-pauls-prison-epistles-pauls-imprisonment/day/1
BE and SHARE THE GOSPEL
  • Fill out a FRANC page Who are your Friends, Relatives, Acquaintances, Neighbors and Co-workers you can BLESS?
  • Sign up for blesseveryhome.com to keep track and keep motivated to be praying for your neighbors
  • Pray regularly for the people you are ministering to and with
READ THIS ARTICLE
TAKE THIS ASSESSMENT
  • Have the results sent to your mentor for discussion
  • Get some insight into how God might be “shaping” you for ministry
  • Dig deeper with the book called SHAPE by Erik Rees
 
TAKE THIS CHALLENGE
  • A theme of the New Testament scriptures are the “one another” verses
  • Identify, read and practice the appropriate “one another” actions from the Bible
  • Work with a mentor, small group or friend.
  • Go deeper with the Authentic Community study guide by Jim Van Yperen