Make a Difference Today
Think about what it would be like in our families, our church, and our community if we all took the time to use the gifts and abilities God has given us to serve others. The effects of each person’s unique contribution would create a revolution of Christ’s love being felt in practical, tangible ways throughout Central Michigan. Whether you have lots of time to volunteer each week or only a few hours every once in a while, consider making the kind of impact that only you can make. Your life will never be the same!
Where to Start?
If you aren’t sure where you should serve, start by asking a couple of questions.
- What am I passionate about? Is there a certain problem or issue that you want to solve? Is there a specific people group (such as youth, men, or elderly) that catches your interest?
- How has God made me unique? Consider your personality, skills, abilities, and life experiences. How can you use them to make a difference in someone else’s life?
Pray and ask God to reveal how you should be serving others. Make a list. Ask friends and family for their opinion. Jump in and serve in areas that have needs. One of the best ways to discover your gifts and abilities is to experiment with different areas of service. Spiritual gift tests and ability inventories also have value and can be fun, but they are standardized and don’t take into account your uniqueness. Feel free to take a spiritual gifts assessment but make sure to discuss it with a friend or spouse.
Opportunities to Serve
Check out these areas to serve at New Beginnings:
- Audio/Video Team
- Facilities Team
- Food Pantry
- Medical Team
- Office Support
- Worship Team
If one of these areas interest you, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.