This past Sunday, we discussed the concept of the Trinity in relation to how a church functions. In the Trinity, the concept of God operates through three distinct elements (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) that work together to help us understand God. In a similar way, churches have different elements that work together to help achieve what God has called us to do. For Chenal, those would be: Sunday, Ministries, and outreach.
One of the things that is often overlooked is how these parts of church work together to assist one another. For example, our Sunday morning experience influences and shapes our ministries. If you are encouraged from Sunday morning, you are likely to invest and pour into one of our various ministries at Chenal. If you are experiencing those same feelings from being a part of our ministries, you are likely going to want to serve or share that with others, thus influencing our outreach.
This past Sunday, an email went out highlighting various ministry opportunities based off of personality traits and spiritual gifts. You can visit that list by clicking here. I ask you to take some time and consider the different opportunities at Chenal and determine if you see yourself serving in any of them. In the sermon, I referenced a part of the story of David and Goliath that is often overlooked. We are often so anxious to get to the battle part of the story that we skip over David’s exchange with Saul. My point here is that David tries on Saul’s armor. I’m not sure if David thought the armor was going to be a good fit for him or not but regardless, he tried it. It wasn’t until he tried it out that he realized it just wasn’t going to work, and eventually found his staff and sling.
This is what we are attempting to do in this process. We want to help you determine what ministry or service area fits best for you! Perhaps you will try on some armor that’s not a good fit, and that’s okay, as long as you keep searching for your staff and sling!