Serving is one of the fundamental things that defined the ministry of Jesus. As followers of Jesus, we devote ourselves to a life of service in His church and in our communities. It's an important part of growing as a disciple of Jesus. Jesus Christ came to serve. “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45). Therefore, serving is one of the fundamental family values at Trinity.
In fact, the word ministry literally means to serve. The Greek noun diakonia is most often translated as either ministry or service. It follows that if serving others is the very definition of ministry, and specifically the ministry of Jesus, then we who take the name Christian should participate in the life of service that Jesus held.
At Trinity Green Trails
We serve each other in the body of Christ by using the spiritual gifts, talents and experiences God gives us. These are the tools God uses to build up the body in love (Eph. 4:15-16). The missing parts of the body (those Christians who don’t use their gifts in service to other members of the body) cripple what God can do in and through the church. Looking like Jesus means we serve like Jesus. God’s plan for our lives and the spiritual growth that He desires comes through sacrificial serving.
For more information about serving contact Randy Lohmeyer.
In The Community
Serving is also about making a difference in our community.
Jesus servant heart reaches out to the world where we see the multitudes of people who are hurting and in need, lacking even some of the most basic necessities. Jesus’ words show us his love and compassion for those in need, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” Ultimately the changed heart of the Christian cannot help but look to the needs of the world and take part of efforts to meet the physical and spiritual needs of under resourced people.
At Trinity we believe in serving in our local communities either through a Trinity ministry or on our own. Trinity provides opportunities to serve in the community each month through our Community Impact Team. For more information contact Michelle Bratton.