From The Pastor's Desk: Growing Your Faith Through Serving Others With Your Gifts

As believers, we are challenged in scripture to grow in our faith. Our trust in Jesus should deepen as we step out in faith each day. And as life brings its challenges, our faith continues to grow as we trust Jesus more.
There are many things we can do (and should do) to create space for God’s Spirit to do transformative work in us:
  • We should make spending time in His word and in prayer a daily practice.
  • We should remain faithful as part of His body – our church family.
  • And we should find ways to use our gifts and talents to serve.
We recently ordained 11 men to serve as part
of our deacon body. I hope you were able to be part of that blessed time of recognizing these men as servants.
One of the things that we make clear in the ordination process is that the role of deacon is not one of authority but of service. Humility is a characteristic that each servant must possess.
I believe that should be the case for every believer. We are called to live our lives not for ourselves but for Jesus. He has gifted us with passions, talents and gifts to be used for His glory.
In this issue of the Shoreliner, you will see opportunities to do just that. I challenge you
to get involved and put those gifts to use in ways that build the Kingdom and make a difference
in eternity.
Be a Blessing,
Pastor Brian Hill

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