Giving Your Time

The apostle Paul writes in Romans 12 "We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is phophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage, if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully." Romans 12:5-8  

The gifts we have received, no matter how great or small,  are not ours alone. God gave them to us for the purposes of serving Him and serving other people. When looking at giving through our eyes it seems that the more we give to others, the poorer and more tired we become, but in reality just the opposite is true. Service to others brings meaning and fulfillment to our lives in a way that wealth, power, possesions and self centered pursuits can never match.

The very essence of the Christian life is in obeying, glorifying, and worshipping God and helping others. God has given each of us important gifts for those purposes. So no matter how great or small your talents, abilities, and wealth we are required to put them to good use by serving God and others.

To aid in discovering where you can use your talents, abilities, and wealth you may use our Ministry Survey tool.