I am hoping to resume our studies soon in the book of Acts, then to have a short break, and then a mini-series on the church. As I think ahead, I ask myself: what is the role of the Church? I have come up with a few thoughts.
The role of the Church is to bring glory to God, to demonstrate to people the power of God, in changed lives. To demonstrate to the community how redeemed people live; living together in harmony and love, promoting the Gospel, and for God’s people to be edified and enjoy fellowship with on another.
As I thought about these things, I realised the importance of each person play their part as we serve God by serving God’s people. We have been blessed and encouraged with workers in the Church. Some of these workers however are leaving, all for good reasons. This saddens us as we will miss their fellowship, yet also because they leave gaps that need to be filled. This presents an opportunity for new areas of service: Volunteers are currently needed in Children’s work, in the coffee morning, to join a rota for the laying out of communion bread and wine, Sunday morning refreshments, plus many more things.
Every workplace is a mission, and our service in the life of the local Church is an act of worship to the God who has called us. There is no hierarchy of Spiritual professions. When it comes to the Mission of God, the preach or Elder is no more important that the housewife of steward. God invites all His children to join Him in the service to the world. It is a challenge, yet it is a privilege.
Let us give Him our best,