Our Role in Church as The Body
Matt preaches about the church not being the building, but about being like-minded believers...and it is! But we are in a building that needs caring for. So what is our role? This building is here so others can be drawn to the heart of Christ. Is this a place where others can do that? Too many distractions or lack of care to a physical thing can make a person feel less valued. So our building is important! It shines a light on what we value. We want others to feel welcomed and loved and not distracted by crumbs on the carpet or empty toilet paper rolls in the bathroom. Just as we prepared our homes for welcoming family and friends during the holidays, we should apply that same effort in displaying genuine hospitality and excellence in our church building. That way others can focus on what’s truly important -- the opportunity to meet Jesus face to face!
So how does this work? God created each of us with different passions and interests for a reason. My challenge to you is this: Take a look at yourself. What do you like to do? What brings you joy? What special talent or gift has God given you to serve the body of Christ? If we truly desire to reach this community for Christ, we need your help! Please pray about how you can contribute by applying your talents in fulfilling our vision at City on a Hill.
“Here at City on a Hill Community Church, our mission is to make disciples by leading people to Jesus Christ and a growing relationship with Him. We strive to bring new life to our community with Christ-centered relationships built on Biblical truth.” (cityonahillir.com)
“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”
(1 Peter 4:8-11 ESV)