“Helping Your Church Grow”

Our Church is growing and so am I.

My goal this past year of 2019 was to find a Church Home and to find Peace in my heart.

Without God leading me to my small church, Cardinal Hill Baptist, I would never had made it!

I have been involved now for six months.

You noticed I use the word “involved”.

Because if not involved,

Meeting other members,

Participating in events,

Learning new names,

Giving what you can give,

Sharing your talents,

You just are not a part of your church.

I hear the word “active”… engaging or ready to engage in physically energetic pursuits.

“involved”… being a part of something or associated with it.

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Skip now to December 30, 2019

I have now been “involved” for one year.

I now feel a real part of “my church”.

I have met and become friends with many.

I have started painting on walls of some of the rooms at church,

a Sunday School room and the nursery.

I paint murals,

talent only credited to God.

No real training but, a talent born with,

so “God Given”.

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I admit I haven’t moved as fast as I wanted on these projects,

but, I hope to focus better this coming year.

Using my time wisely has not been my greatest function lately.

So hope to improve on that!

Other things I have tried to do is to join classes that are presented on Wednesday nights.

We have lately been studying the…

Ten Commandments

  1. You shall have no other gods before Me.
  2. You shall make no idols.
  3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
  4. Keep the Sabbath day holy.
  5. Honor your father and your mother.
  6. You shall not murder.
  7. You shall not commit adultery.
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  10. You shall not covet.

We have gotten through #5.

Will begin again after the first of the New Year.

We have learned so much in our discussions and studying.

Mainly how weak we are and how much stronger we need to become in following

God’s Laws and teachings.

We had Bible School in the summer.

I helped by having a “Paint your face” booth and having crafts for a younger and older class of children.

With the theme similar to a jungle theme…

we made cupcakes with animal figures on top and notebooks.

The people who provided all of the activities, classes, food and work was phenomenal.

Recently we had a Christmas Play

We were so blessed for the “PARTICIPATION”!

(definition to follow)

Music, Singing, Technical Help, Cast Members, Making Costumes and Accessories, Coordinating the Participants with their lines and acting, Sets and preparing food, desserts and drink for all that came.

It was such a blessing to see the finished product.

We give to our church in other ways.

Through cooking and baking for our dinners.

Through tithing.

Through cutting grass, keeping the grounds the church is built on.

Through keeping church clean.

Through being teachers.

Through keeping account of the monies given to the church and wisely using these funds.

Keeping records.

Just a few of the many jobs that have to be addressed.

YES!

some require lots of skill and others less but, we give or do where or what we can!

All important!

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Participation:

participation
[pärˌtisəˈpāSH(ə)n]

NOUN 

participations (plural noun)
  1. the action of taking part in something.
    “participation in church activities” ·
    synonyms:
    involvement · taking part · part · engagement · contribution · sharing · association · partaking · joining in
    This is what has to happen to help our church grow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on ““Helping Your Church Grow”

  1. I am so glad that you have found God’s place for you to worship and work. It’s great to belong to a church that is like a family where you can participate with whatever gifts and talents the Lord has given. As you have said so well, being part of a church means PARTicipating in it. May the Lord bless your involvement in giving and receiving from Him and the people of your church. May 2020 be even more wonderful and productive than you have hoped. I’m glad to be back in the groove again after my computer was non-functioning for almost 2 months.

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