For many of us, Church and the community that we find there plays a significant part of our lives. Of course, it’s not just something that we can just draw strength and positivity from, but also something that we should contribute to as well. Not only for our own benefit but to help the others involved in the church community as well. A subject you can find some simple suggestion on in my post below.
Attend Bible study.
One way that you can help to strengthen both your faith and your church’s community is to attend the bible studies class that usually run in the week. In fact, these are a fantastic opportunity to get together with others and practice Christian fellowship, make friendships, support each other through the trials of life as well as learning more about God’s word.
Help decorate and maintain the building.
You may attend a church that has a dedicated building, or you may worship in space that is used for many other things as well as your Sunday services. However, no matter which of these two situations you find yourself in its worth volunteering your help with the maintenance and upkeep of the space.
Churches and chapels, big or small all need to maintained.
For those that have a dedicated building there will always be plenty of tasks such as cleaning, repairing, and evening painting the outside to get involved in.
Also, for those that are working in a space that is used for other purposes as well, help is usually needed setting out church chairs for the service, as well as packing them away again afterwards. Something that can be made a lot easier by choosing the right type of chair that stack well as is comfortable too.
In fact, you only need to ask, and someone will be able to find one off job for you to do, or even a place on one of the organized teams that deal with tasks like art and decoration, catering, and prayer on a regular basis.
Next, you can improve your church community by reaching out to others and giving them practical experience of how Christians out work God’s love.
You may do this in something as simple as offering to be a listening ear when they are going through a difficult time, or even praying with or for them. However, no matter how small your contribution it can make a tangible positive difference in someone’s life.
Try not to judge.
Last, to help make your church community better, it can be it’s crucial that you look to the scriptures and what they say about judgment. There you will find that it is God that is worthy to judge, and him alone, because none of us are free from sin.
Of course, approaching church with this attitude can help it be a much more constructive place that can reach out and help heal sinners, rather than compounding their problems. In fact, it can transform your church community into a hospital for sinners, instead of a social club for saints, and after all isn’t that what God wants us to do? Bring in as many lost souls as possible and show that he loves them unconditionally?