Spiritual Gifts Survey

It was great to commission and pray for various leaders and the whole congregation at NightChurch last night! At the close of the service, we encouraged everyone this week to consider how we all might be able to serve God and people this year. Sometimes it can be hard to know how we can best help, or how God has gifted us to serve. The Bible is clear that God calls people and gifts people to serve Him. We don’t need to stress about this, but it is helpful to spend some time praying and considering how you might be fruitful in God’s work in the world and in the church. Spiritual gift surveys are not the whole picture, but can be helpful if combined with personal prayer and counsel of other Christians you trust. Here’s a few places to start:

– Some guidance on discovering where God is calling you and gifting you to serve:
https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/…/how-do-i-discover-my-s…

– How to discover your spiritual gifts article:
http://pastors.com/how-to-discover-your-spiritual-gifts/

– Online spiritual gift assessment:
http://ebcrochester.org/…/p…/LifeWaySpiritualGiftsSurvey.php

Can we encourage you to take the online survey this week? If you’re able, print out or record your results and spend some time over the week thinking and praying about where God has gifted you and is calling you to serve. Feel free to have a chat with a friend/pastor about it too! Then this coming Sunday at NightChurch you’ll have an opportunity to commit to serving God this year. Perhaps you’ll want to use how God has gifted you to serve others! Perhaps you’ll want to grow in an area of leading and service. Come along to NightChurch ready this week!

Family Ministry Worker (PT 0.2)

At the November 2015 Church Gathering, the Church supported a proposal to employ a Family Ministry Worker (FMW) for 1 day a week. The role involves working to deliver new missional activities for local families, and to support the Ministry Team in coordinating families’ and children’s programs within existing congregations.

A formal role description is available here. Is the FMW role one that would interest you? Would someone within your network be a good fit? Do you have any feedback for the Family Ministry Team to consider? We’d love your input and insight into this process by: making an expression of interest personally; helping to discern the person that God has set aside for this role; or in offering your thoughts to refine the scope and focus the search.

We are calling for expressions of interest from now until the end of February. Expressions of interest and feedback can be directed to the Family Ministry Team through the church office. Phone: 9853 3292. Email: admin@kewbaptist.net.au .