Service is a huge part of being a follower of Jesus. We’re called to make disciples, and disciples are people being transformed into the image of Christ for the sake of others. It’s that whole for the sake of others piece that really shapes our serving nature at Living Word. Serving looks different for everyone, so there are a multitude of ways to get connected and serve! You can serve in front of people or you can serve in ways that are rarely ever seen. That’s really up to you.
Admittedly some of our sevice is internal in nature. Things just need to be done around the property and to prepare for worship. These service opportunties vary in commitment and skill needed.
- Property Support – if you’re a home owner you know full well that things need fixed and general upkeep needs performed regularly. This area of service ranges from changing light bulbs to mowing grass, fixing a leaky sink to re-painting a room. However you look at it, these things just need done.
- Hospitality Time – A huge part of discipleship is growing together. We believe this happens best through shared meals and organic activities that are not over planned. Plugging into this ministry means you help provide meals, keep kitchen clean and organized, setup and tear down for events, sending cards through our card ministry.
Providing spiritual care in times of need, the care ministry exists to be a source of hope and comfort to people going through a rough time. This ministry exists for members and non members of Living Word. We believe that we are the hands and feet of Jesus today. This ministry exists to help those struggling with life’s difficult moments find relief and know they are loved.
Some of the ways the care ministry serves in times of need are:
- Face-to-Face Connections – we try very hard to make personal connections with people in times of need. Much of the care needed is due to loneliness or illness. Having someone sit with you when you’re struggling is very comforting.
- Phone a Friend – Not everyone can make a face-to-face visit. In those times a quick call, text, or even email is better than nothing.
- Comfort and Cleaning – When a person comes home from the hospital or is still managing through the pain of a loss, the CareTeam steps in to take some of the load by helping with daily things like cooking meals and even lending a hand to keep the house clean.
- Prayer and Presence – Our CareTeam is trained to bring the love and comfort of Jesus to those in times of need. Everyone who serves on the CareTeam is ready and willing to offer the encouragement of scripture and a prayer to those hurting and in need.