About once a year, Covenant Life highlights ministry teams. These are the groups that offer service to other members of the church. This year we had a ministry team fair, called ServFest, where everyone had the opportunity to learn more about these critical groups in the church.
The morning began with an excellent message from Joshua Harris on Luke 17:7-10. Everyone on media or tech teams should listen to the message. You can get it here. His main point was this:
Slaves of Christ serve the master with total devotion -- no boundaries and no strings attached.He shared three possible wrong attitudes toward serving:
- The "I'm off the clock" attitude
- The "I'll serve but I want overtime pay" attitude
- The "That's not in my job description" attitude
After the message, the congregation headed out to ServFest on our back lawn to hear brief presentations from different ministry team groups. I had the honor of representing the "technology" ministries, which includes sound, lighting, video, cd/tape/web sermons, and information technology.
I encouraged them to see the connection between the gospel and technology by highlighting Jesus' command from Matthew 10:27: "What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops." Jesus wants us to share his truth openly and widely. Technology allows us to reach more people at once, and that's why we do sound, lighting, and video.
People turned in "commitment cards" at the end of the afternoon to let us know which ministry teams piqued their interest. I probably spoke to about 150 different people throughout the morning, so we'll see how many of them turned in a card with the "Technology" box checked off. I'm hoping we're able to secure about 20 new volunteers from this effort. Only God knows. I'll let you know how many when I find out.
I am so grateful to God for a church that loves to serve, and for all the people that are already serving on the production teams. I am a blessed man to be here, and I can't wait to meet more new people who can join our cause for the Savior.
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