serving is more than volunteering...
The term volunteer is a very good word. We use it to describe hall monitors in public schools, Earth Day workers, and blood donors. Our world needs good volunteers. You have likely been asked to volunteer dozens of times in your life, with varying degrees of satisfaction.
I like the word volunteer, but I don’t think it’s the right word to use in the church. A volunteer is known as someone who offers to perform work for an organization without getting paid. This emphasizes the idea of doing something for nothing. Volunteers commonly have the attitude, “They better appreciate that I am doing this for free.” Volunteers come when they can, work as long as they want, and leave when they please. This is understandable, since they are doing something for nothing.
The church of Jesus Christ does not need volunteers. When we as believers use our time, talents, and treasure to perform good works for the body of Christ, we are not just volunteering. We are serving.
When we work in the church, we are not doing something for nothing. We are acting as servants of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our pay has already been received. We have been chosen by God, born again, washed from our sins, and given eternal life. Jesus washed your whole life with His precious blood. How do you repay Him? By washing His feet. The local church is the body of Christ. When you serve one another in the local church you are washing the feet of Jesus.
A servant owes his master his life. We work in the world for pay. We serve in the church for love. Don’t ever volunteer for church again. Take the initiative to become a servant of Jesus, and then do whatever tasks His body asks or needs you to do.
Church is a team sport. It’s one thing to have a great preacher and a great worship leader, but to have a great church you have to have everybody involved, serving others by giving their time and treasure to the local church. Jesus told us exactly how to be great, when He said, “Whoever wants to be great among you, let him be a servant.”
If you want to be great…Serve.
I believe that we all are called by God to serve. I’m not saying you’re called to be a preacher and stand behind a pulpit. Yes, some people have vocal gifts; they’re encouragers, they’re teachers, they’re exhorters and that may be in the public arena or it may be just “one on one.” But, many are called to serve behind the scenes in many different ways in the Ministry of Helps such as: Ushering, Youth, Audio and Video, Music, Children’s Ministry, Outreach and in Hospitality.
People who have great ability, talent and skill are of no benefit to the Kingdom of God until they first of all have “availability.” Do you know that there are people that have a “call” on their life and they never obey? Leadership begins by saying, “I accept responsibility” and I am making myself available to serve.
We want to hear Jesus say to us, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” But that means that we must be “faithful” if we’re to hear it. If we want to receive God’s best, we must give our best.
Impact Youth is a place for middle and high school students to have an encounter with God on a weekly basis, while building healthy relationships
with the youth pastors, leaders and fellow students.
Wednesday Evenings 7 PM
Located in Youth Loft in our gymnasium.
Elevate Kids at New Creation Fellowship is a fun journey of Biblical Learning for Elementary children. It is designed to teach children the foundational stories of the Bible and to show them how the lessons from those Bible stories can apply to their lives each day.
The excitement starts at 10:00 AM every Sunday morning.
Ages 6 months to 2 years.
Preschool Sunday School
Ages 3 years to 5 years old.
Elevate Kids Sunday School
If you are between the ages of 18-35 (single or married) and are striving for a closer walk with God – come join us as we fellowship and encourage each other!
2nd, 3rd & 4th Sundays at 9:15 AM
NCF Church Balcony
Ladies Bible Study | Spring Session
We will be diving into the book How to Stop the Pain. Dr. James Richards helps to give insight and reveals how some of our habitual behaviors can
be destructive. Much of the “pain/heartache” in our lives is self-inflicted. The author shares
the importance of breaking the link between our past identities with our present realities.
This paradigm-shattering book can help free you from the forces that would turn you into
a victim. It will lead you step-by-step through a simple process that can
free you from the pain of the past and protect you from the pain of the future.
March 4th- April 22nd
Thursdays 1 PM | Rm. 104
Join Mike Moorman and the Men’s Ministry team for breakfast, a time of fellowship and an encouraging message from God’s Word.
Men’s Breakfast meets every 3rd Saturday at 7:00 AM
in the All Purpose Building’s cafeteria.
Adult Sunday School
The study of God’s Word is the responsibility of every Christian. The deepest and most precise knowledge is found in the New Testament letters written to the church. Come explore the progressive revelation through the Adult Sunday School being led by John Homan
and Carol Teter.
Meets on Sunday Mornings in the Sanctuary at 9 AM
Please join us for our Healing School classes led by our Founding Pastors, Revs. David and Jeaneen Klahr. These classes will help equip you with God’s Word and bring forth healing to your body.
Tuesdays 7:00 PM in the All Purpose Bldg., Rm. 104
New Creation Fellowship was born out of a need for healing and to know what faith was to receive it. Listen as Founding Pastor, Jeaneen Klahr shares her powerful testimony of God's healing touch.
Thursday evenings at 7 PM Room 104 AP Building
Saturday Morning Prayer meets every Saturday except the 3rd Saturday at 9 AM Room 104 AP Building
First Wednesday of each month during Midweek service at 7 PM in the sanctuary.
New Creation Bible Institute
Coming Fall of 2021, the NCBI will be bringing anointed teaching to those who desire to be sincere students of the Word.
For more information, please visit the NCBI page below.