What can I do for God? - Part 5


Contribute to the activities of the local church


All Christians are part of the body of Christ, and it should be the norm that they demonstrate this by their active involvement in a local church, which gathers to the name of the Lord Jesus. Some circumstances, such as ill health, may mean not all of the following are always possible, but please prayerfully consider Romans 12. 3 - 8 and 1 Corinthians 12. 4 - 7 and 11 - 31 if you think you do not have a useful place in a local church!


What is it?

The privilege and responsibility of being a part of a local church is for sisters, brothers, young and old, with different gifts and abilities to act in harmony for the glory of God, the showing of His character, witnessing to the world, and mutual spiritual blessing.


Why does it matter?


How can I contribute?


Some other practical considerations

The importance of our personal contribution to the church should impact on decisions that we make about our:

  1. Career - the spiritual prosperity of the local church is far more important than worldly success, Rev. 2. 9, 3. 17.
  2. Home location - our ability to contribute to the local church should be a key factor in deciding where to live.
  3. Lifestyle - being careful to ensure nothing we do spoils the holiness of the testimony, 1 Cor. 5. 6.
  4. Traveling/holidays - if possible or practical should be seen as an opportunity to enjoy fellowship elsewhere, Acts 20. 6 - 7.


Time - our efforts and energy should be channelled into what will last, 1 Cor. 3. 10 - 15.