A Vision for Serving
“And Christ died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again.” (2 Corinthians 5:15)
Serving out of Abundance and Joy
To those who have personally experienced the grace of God, serving is not a sacrifice but a joyful privilege. The experience of grace radically changes our hearts and sets us free from the bondage of self-gratification and self-absorption. No longer preoccupied with ourselves, we set our eyes on Christ, and as we draw near to Him, we receive more and more of His life into us. Serving then becomes simply an outward flow of the abundance and joy we have received from Christ.
Living for Christ and Others
The church is not a social club that exists to serve our own emotional needs, but a community of disciples with Jesus Christ at the center. As such, we exist not for ourselves, but for Christ and His kingdom. Filled with the abundance and joy of Christ, we become incredibly generous with our time and resources. With infectious joy, we cannot help but reach out to others, especially those who are lost, marginalized, under-resourced, and afflicted. Such is the fullness of life Jesus promised.