Serving

We’re most like Christ when we serve. Jesus modeled a heart of servanthood for us as an example of how we should live.

“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  Mark 10:45

Frozen: Life to the Full

Frozen: 3 Gases to Pass

Frozen: Forgiveness is Limitless

Frozen: Unforgiveness is Lethal

Frozen: Crisis-Process

“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.”

Philippians 2:3-5

“God has given each of you a gift from His great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God Himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to Him forever and ever! Amen.”

1 Peter 4:10-11

“For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Galatians 5:13-14

“But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give His life as a ransom for many.”

Mark 10:43-45 

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.”

Ephesians 2:10

Recommended Books

Radical

David Platt

It’s easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live, what their new lifestyle would actually look like. They would, he said, leave behind security, money, convenience, even family for him. They would abandon everything for the gospel. They would take up their crosses daily…

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Volunteering: A Guide to Serving in the Body of Christ

Leith Anderson and Jill Fox

Volunteering can be a rewarding and exciting experience—but to effectively serve you need to understand the why, how, and what of serving others. Based on the principles and training they have utilized at Wooddale Church, pastor Leith Anderson and Jill Fox will help you better understand:

• The importance of prayer in ministry
• Avoiding burnout and serving for the long-term
• Recruiting others to serve in ways that are natural and easy
• Enjoying the ‘pay’ that is more valuable than money
• Finding your fit and serving out of your strengths

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Volunteer Revolution

Bill Hybels

The future of the local church is directly tied to its ability to attract, equip, and unleash the potential of volunteers in the church Pastor Bill Hybels sees a new reality on the horizon. There is unprecedented spiritual openness in today’s society, and at the same time, increasing economic pressure on the resources of local churches. The solution lies squarely on the able shoulders of God-gifted volunteers. And they are ready for the challenge!

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As a part of your Diamond Life Journey, we encourage you to take the free Spiritual Gifts Inventory online, and bring the results with you to the 2nd Base class. This simple online process helps uncover areas in which you may be gifted to serve.