We Can Serve.
All believers know, on a fundamental level, we are not our own. We have been bought with a price, the price of Christ’s blood. And our salvation, by God’s grace, means that we are transferred from one kingdom to another, from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of His marvelous light. Once we were slaves to sin, and now we are servants of God.
By definition, servants are to serve. And, of course, Jesus is our example. In Mark 10:45, Jesus says of himself “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and give his life a ransom for many.” Immediately after he stooped to wash the feet of his disciples, Jesus said “You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.” (Joh 13:13-17)
What we know is we are saved to serve.
This truth has made the last two years very frustrating, as traditional means of service in the church were in various ways curtailed or suspended. Disciples aren’t built for the sidelines, and we can only stay still for so long! The pandemic has been hugely difficult in many ways, but the good news is, chances to serve the Lord through His church are coming back.
To make it easier for our members to connect with service opportunities, UBC has enlisted our web master, Mark Hancock, to build a digital jobs board. On this digital jobs board, you will be able to learn about the most current needs of our church ministries and be able to sign up to assist in meeting those needs as you are willing and able. Just click on the job that interests you, fill in the required information, hit submit, and a ministry leader will be in touch!
The mission of our church is to make disciples of Jesus through worship, fellowship and service. Service is a key factor in our becoming mature believers. If you aren’t currently involved in some sort of ministry in the church, please take a moment to review the digital jobs board to see where you might be able to lend a hand. Your participation in UBC’s ministry is good for all of us, and much appreciated!