A significant part of living on mission is serving. It includes developing a servant's heart -- seeing the needs around you and striving to meet them. This includes all the people and places you find yourself. But Jesus called us to go into all the world, so our service must extend beyond our normal everyday situations. A full life includes serving the church, the community, and the world. While you may gravitate towards one area, we think all three are important. Every Christ-follower should seek to be involved in some form or fashion in each area, whether through prayer, giving, or serving.
If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.
WHERE YOU SERVE MATTERS
Many people want to serve "where there’s the greatest need." This may be a great place to start, but ultimately the body of Christ will be most successful if you serve in an area where you are passionate.
Reflect: What breaks your heart? What energizes you? What change do you want to see in the church or world?
HOW YOU SERVE MATTERS
How you serve is defined by your spiritual gift(s). We all have different gifts. It’s our job to find out what that gift is, and use it to glorify God and strengthen others. You’re more likely to be passionate about your service when you’re utilizing your God-given gifts.