It’s happening by God using the time and talents of hundreds of us. A rich and rewarding experience.
Now the time has come to celebrate what is happening and open the way for even more of us to play our part. To be a blessing and be blessed ourselves.
The call is for us all to take seriously the words of St Paul –
“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” 1 Corinthians 12:27
Each one of us has a part to play in ‘being Jesus’ to our community and our world. The following pages are an invitation for you to do so and not miss out.
Perhaps you are gifted at coming alongside young people, or at running events, have a skill like photography or plumbing, or are simply willing to contribute your time and energy. Then there’s a place for you.
Of course, not every opportunity to serve together is glamourous. But all are significant and important.
More than that, the opportunities ought not to be over-demanding. Most involve being part of a team on a rota every 4 to 6 weeks. Other roles are occasional or one-off. You might want to try something short term to test the waters. If in doubt about anything please talk to Richard Rugg or me.
I hope you’ll be inspired by what God is already doing and the potential for changed lives as we offer the time and talents he has so generously given.
What to do.
1. Read the roles within each area of ministry and indicate where you are already involved and any new roles you might want to explore.
2. Respond to every line, even if it’s ‘not applicable’.
3. As it’s hard to capture everything, use the comment boxes to fill in additional details.
First, let's start with a few questions about you.