Be a Servant
Every Christian is encouraged to live the way Jesus lived, to adopt his temperament and his approach to relationships. Though Jesus is the very Son of God, he did not come to earth to be served by humankind. Instead, he came to serve others and consistently put the interests and needs of others above his own. Disciples of Jesus gladly give of themselves for the good of others. The Holy Spirit even supplies each of us with specific spiritual gifts that we can use for building up the body of Christ and our surrounding community.
“Jesus, thank you for taking on the form of a servant—in your earthly life, and even in your death. By your Spirit, fill me with humility and compassion for those around me, that I might love others well and joyfully serve those around me for your glory.”
Discover Your Design.
Each local church can be described like the human body—one body with many parts. Just like each member of the human body fulfills a distinct function that contributes toward the health of the whole body, every member in the church has been given a specific combination of passions and abilities. God supplies each Christian with these spiritual gifts that contribute in specific ways to the church’s mission to make disciples for God’s glory. If you would like greater clarity about how God has designed and shaped you, take a spiritual gifts assessment or speak with one of our ministry leaders.
Worshiper, family member, servant, steward, and witness — that’s what it means to be disciples of Jesus.
Discipleship is growing deeper in the five identities of a disciple and leading others to do the same. How is the Holy Spirit of God calling you to live a life of discipleship? What practices and habits are you cultivating as a worshiper, as a family member, as a servant, as a steward, and as a witness? Who are you teaching to grow as a disciple of Jesus?