“To make and grow disciples of Jesus Christ for the good of our community and the glory of God”
At BPCC, I have the privilege of leading the Creative Team. As a Creative Team, we have the pleasure to be a part of using creative arts to make and grow disciples of Jesus Christ. It is always a wonderful blessing to see how God uses songs, video clips, dramatic readings, and a myriad of other creative means to edify His people and to glorify Himself.
In our current sermon series through the book of Ephesians, we are being reminded that as the church of Jesus Christ we are not all the same – but we are united in Jesus! And because we are different, we each have different gifts that have been given to us for building up the body of Christ (Eph. 4:16). So, I ask each of us: What are you good at? Where does a need exist? Are you serving His church in that area?
In my own family I can see that my kids are gifted in different areas; one is musical and outspoken, another quiet and thoughtful, and the third, well, besides being cheeky, he brings joy with his chatter and hugs. I can see already how they will each serve in different ways! We are certainly not all the same, but we certainly all have the responsibility to serve.
There are so many ways you can serve at BPCC! There are so many different roles that all contribute to the one mission—to make and grow disciples of Jesus Christ. Some of the roles include: Welcomers, Car Park Attenders, Kids Church Teachers, Crèche Helpers, Youth Leaders and those who pray. There are also a number of different roles on the Creative Team, and of course the Care Team (including Gardening, Cooking, Cleaning, etc.). I could go on and on.
If you are unsure where to serve, remember what we heard about spiritual gifts in the sermon on Ephesians 4:1-16. Passion – What are you passionate about? Competency – Do I have ability in this area? Others – Do others agree and affirm me in this area? And I would add, Need – Is there a need that I can meet?
Personally, I love being able to serve on the Creative Team. I find music, in particular, a wonderful tool to glorify God and uplift my spirit. The great theologian Martin Luther once said about music: “Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through Music.” Amen to that!