Volunteer at St. Peter's!
The church is the people of God. It’s not a building. It’s not a service. It’s a people. You are the church. We are the church. St. Peter’s is a church only because of the people – people who are faithful to come together weekly for worship, faithful to tithe and support the mission of this parish, and faithful to step up in service with their time and talents.
That’s what it means to be the church, or to be part of a church – commitment to worship and fellowship in community, to support with tithes and offerings, and to serve in the life of the ministry. Each one of these are equally necessary to the health and life of the church. And to be a “member” of a church is to publicly make a commitment to each of these.
Serving in the life of the church, i.e. volunteering, is part of being the church. It’s not something nice to do when you have the time; serving in the church is part of your discipleship. It is a spiritual act, a discipline even. Serving is as much a part of your personal and spiritual formation and growth as reading your Bible and praying daily.
And serving/volunteering is not only for the seasoned Christians, the experienced in ministry, or the trained lay minister. It’s for every believer. If you confess Jesus as your savior and Lord, then you are called to serve in the church in some way. The only question you should ask, then, is “How?”. Music? Hospitality? Food? Children? Teens? Worship? Technology? Administration?
Whether you’ve been a Christian for 6 months or 60 years, God wants you to be actively serving within the body of Christ (see 1 Corinthians 12). The body needs you in order to function, be healthy, and grow.
Our goal for 2019 is to have a 100% volunteer participation rate in our church. That means that if you are a committed member of St. Peter’s, there is an expectation for you to actively serve and volunteer in the church regularly. If you don’t know how, or where, or when, let’s talk. We’ll get you plugged in.