By Pastor Vinnie Cappetta
"A Place for All"
In Dietrich Bonhoeffer's book Life Together, he wrote:
“...all the members of the community are given their special place; this is no longer the place, however, in which they can most successfully promote themselves, but the place where they can best carry out their service. In a Christian community, everything depends on whether each individual is an indispensable link in a chain. The chain is unbreakable only when even the smallest link holds tightly with the others. Community which permits within itself members who do nothing will be destroyed by them. Thus it is a good idea that all members receive a definite task to perform for the community, so that they may know in times of doubt that they too are not useless and incapable of doing anything. Every Christian community must know that not only do the weak need the strong, but also that the strong cannot exist without the weak. The elimination of the week is the death of the community.”
You are an indispensable link in the chain of the church community!
Here are some ideas on how you might be able to link up in service to your church family in this next season…
- Write an encouraging note to someone in the church.
- Call someone in the church and offer to pray with them. Ask if you can make this a weekly routine.
- Volunteer to work with the precious young people at the church’s SHINE ministry; contact Colleen Nasman.
- Offer to help usher for a Sunday gathering. Contact the church office!