Serving

Serving

“There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it” (Ephesians 4:4-7)

One Body Many Parts

We take seriously the biblical image of the Church as a Body made up of many different parts, each valued and each with unique gifts and talents given by God for the good of the whole. We believe in every-member-ministry and encourage every member to follow the model of the Lord Jesus in service. Our aim is to glorify God as we serve one another in love.

Many Parts but One Body

In our Ministry Teams Booklet you will find information about a variety of Sunday serving opportunities at Christ Church. Each ministry area fulfils a unique role and as such some roles will be more suited to one individual or another according to the way God has created us.

Yet whilst we are all made differently, we were all created to serve one Lord. Regardless of the ministry role we expect all who serve to be:

  • a committed follower of Jesus Christ
  • committed to the Church family that meets at Christ Church

It is also assumed that you will have completed a Church Membership Covenant and agree our Statement Of Faith.

Time Commitment

Our various ministry teams work on a yearly basis. We encourage you to commit fully to an area of service during this time. There is then the option the following year to serve in the same area or try something new.

Certain roles require more time and serving over consecutive weeks than others. As a result, if you are looking to join more than one team, there are ministry areas which may not be compatible.

The information in our Ministry Teams Booklet will give you a flavour of what is involved in each role. We then invite to fill in our Ministry Pledge Form expressing up to 3 areas of ministry in which you might be interested to serve. For now, don’t worry about which roles might be compatible, what we’d really love is to hear where you would be passionate about serving.

We invite you to consider prayerfully your part in helping us fulfill our Mission – to know Jesus and make Jesus known. Imagine what our Church family could be like a year from now with everyone increasingly becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Thank you for your partnership in the ministry and may God bless you as we serve Him together, for His glory.