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.
 
PRACTICE LOVE
  • Remember the joy and excitement as a kid of being invited to a big party? You felt valued, included, wanted and ready to have a good time. Every day of life can be lived with the same childlike enthusiasm and sense of humor.
  • In Love Does you’ll learn that love is a verb, not just a feeling. Discover what it means to “come alive.”
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.
SCRIPTURE WRITING PLAN
BE A COMMITTED 
FOLLOWER OF CHRIST
  • Are you a follower of Jesus or merely a fan?
  • Watch the 6 episodes of Not a Fan and observe how committing to truly following Jesus can affect the lives of those around you.
  • Get a copy of the 42 day devotional guide to assist you in your journey
GAIN THIS INSIGHT
  • Well-intentioned service can not always accomplish what we hope.
  • Watch these 6 sessions on When Helping Hurts
  • Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. 
  • When Helping Hurts shows how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and unintentionally) done more harm than good.
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