Ministry is a rather fancy word for “a job to do that serves the mission of the church.” At Slicer Street we strive to provide our members with opportunities to serve in ministries that matter. Our goal is to reach for fullness by reaching in to each other, out to others, and up to God. The operative term in this goal is “reach.” In order to have fullness, we have to reach for it through effort. So we want every member to have opportunities to reach toward this fullness in areas that fit their gifting, their age levels, and their interests.
In outreach, we have a television ministry which involves people to record, to play tapes, and to operate the cameras. We also have the Dorcas group to provide clothing and various items of need and encouragement in the community. We have a monthly Matthew 4:4 bible study and food box handout the first Thursday of each month starting at 5:00 p.m. In upreach, we have need of individuals to serve in our public worship and to teach classes. Reaching in requires people to participate in fixing meals and setting up and cleaning up from various activities which allow all members to gather for fellowship and relationship. This would include Wednesday night meals, Men’s Night, Ladies Night, Potlucks, Area Wide Worship services, and youth devotionals. These are the formal ministries. What are often overlooked are the informal ministries: raising children, sending out cards, intercessory prayer, calls of encouragement, etc.
There’s plenty to do, but if something that you enjoy needs to be started and it fits our goals, there’s always room for more!