Volunteers or servants? Is it just semantics or is it more than that? You see in the secular world it is usually referred to as volunteers...we need volunteers to go on the class field trip, we need volunteers to work the concession stands. In the church it is suggested to use the word servants, for it is a reminder of who we are serving, God. So, yes it could just be semantics...but it also could be a mind-set as well. Does that change things for you? I was reminded again this week of how many great servants we have in our churches, who are willing to serve in any capacity. In addition to those who have been helping to lead and record worship, we have those who help set-up things, etc., those who mow the lawn, who take down gutters and scrape paint. However, did you know that one of our 'servants' has taken a craft over to the Manly Care Center every week since the middle of March? Up until about 3 weeks ago, I didn't, and this week, she enlisted another servant to do it. How are you serving God even during this time of physical distancing? What are ways that you feel that God is calling you to serve at this time? I fully recognize that God may call us to serve in different ways at different times in our lives. That is why it is important for us to continually discern where and how God is calling us to serve! I invite you to leave a comment about ways that you have been serving, or how you would like to serve now or in the future!
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