‘Doing nothing’ is not a fun job

Have you ever had a job where you get paid to do nothing?

Some might think that’s a great job.

It’s not.

If you’re sitting there all day and you’re not being challenged and you’re not able to contribute, it’s miserable.

God created us to work. He gave us each gifts to share with the world, to build His kingdom.

In a church setting, it’s proper for every person in the church to have a role — whether it’s handing out coffee, greeting visitors, singing in the worship team, or leading a Sunday School class.

1 Peter 4:10-11 says:

Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

At our current church, my wife and I started our ministry by setting up the gym for Sunday School classes. Every Sunday, we’d take the boys up to the church early, set up the chairs and arrange the rooms. We loved it! After we worked, we played a family game of kickball until the service started. Now, we’re leading a Sunday School class — and still setting up chairs every third month.

People want a job. They want to feel like they’re useful and can contribute to the mission of the church. And the Church needs it’s people to be engaged.

If a church ever runs out of room for its people to plug in and work, then that church should think seriously about shutting its doors.

How do you engage new members and find places for them to plug in?


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