YOU DON’T NEED INCREDIBLE SKILLS; JUST LOVE
ON A SUNDAY YOU CAN OFTEN SPOT RICHARD AND SANDRA POOLEY AS WELL AS THEIR TWO KIDS (JAMES, 17 AND SALLY-ANNE,15) SERVING TOGETHER IN SOME WAY OR ANOTHER. THEY ARE SUCH A GREAT EXAMPLE OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE FULLY ENGAGED.
Recently we asked them why they are so committed and involved and this was Richard’s reply… ’I guess it’s just a normal part of life for us, I haven’t really ever stopped to think about it. Like in a family, no one should just sit back and let the others do all the work. Everyone gets stuck in and involved, even if it means washing the dishes. Some might enjoy certain tasks more than others, but we all need to pull our weight.’
That is such a great way to put it. When we become Christ-followers, we become part of God’s family. Being part of a family means being together and helping in whatever way we can. It is always quite exciting to see the way things come together on a Sunday as the CityHill family get together and just how many hands and willing hearts it takes to make sure that everything runs smoothly behind the scenes.
1 Peter 4:10 says, ‘Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms’.
There are so many different opportunities for us to be involved in serving, from bacon and egg rolls to production to event decor to becoming a barista. You name it, there is an opportunity for everyone, no matter who we are and how we are wired. When each of us gets stuck in and serves in some way, we all get to be part of creating an atmosphere that immediately makes people feel welcome and at home when they arrive at Church on a Sunday.
Being part of a team at Church is also a great way to meet people and build new friendships. We have worked really hard to set the teams up so that most volunteers don’t serve more than once a month. Hopefully, this means that we can follow through on our commitment and enjoy the time we spend serving.