God is actively at work making all things new again. As the people of the Kingdom who are living in the redemptive story of God, we are called to participate in this Kingdom work of renewal and redemption. We are passionate about relieving suffering and fighting injustice, joining the God of the oppressed in living out the transforming message of the resurrected Jesus. Jesus calls his Church to be a compelling force for good in the world, and we believe that the Church is at its best when it serves, sacrifices, and loves, caring about the things God cares about. We were created to live for something larger than ourselves.

 

SPIRITUAL GIFTS

 

Spiritual gifts are supernatural empowerments given by the Holy Spirit to the followers of Jesus so that we can do the work of building up the body of Christ, that is, the church, and extend the Kingdom of God throughout the world.

 

Administration

(Organizing, Coordinating)
Ability to organize information and things to work effectively in the Body of Christ. Administration enables the body to organize according to God-given purposes and long-term goals.
(1 Cor. 12:28)

Apostleship

(Pioneering)
Ability to see the overall picture of how the purposes of God can be best furthered. Apostles motivate the body to look beyond its walls in order to carry out the Great Commission.
(1 Cor. 12:28; Eph. 4:11)

Discernment

(Evaluating, Differentiating)
Discernment aids the body by recognizing the true intentions of those within or related to the body. Discernment tests the message and actions of others for the protection and well-being of the body.
(1 Cor. 12:10)

 

Evangelism

(Recruiting, Persuading)
Ability and drive to communicate the good news of Jesus Christ to those who are not believers. This gift builds up the body by adding new members to its fellowship.
(Eph. 4:11)

Exhortation

(Counseling, Motivating)
Ability to comfort, encourage, confront, instruct and inspire practical application.
(Rom. 12:8)

Faith

(Looking Ahead)
Faith trusts God to work beyond the human capabilities of the people. Believers with this gift encourage others to trust in God in the face of apparently insurmountable odds.
(1 Cor. 12:9)

 

Giving

(Resourcing Physical Needs)
Ability to determine the needs of people and provide physical and financial resources to help meet those needs.
(Rom. 12:8)

Healing

(Restoring Physical Health)
Ability to call upon God to heal the sick by supernatural means.
(1 Cor. 12:9)

Helping

(Implementing Plans and Processes)
Ability to work alongside another and help that person complete the tasks God gave them.
(1 Cor. 12:28)

 

Hospitality

(Welcoming and Integrating New People )
Those with this gift have the ability to make visitors, guests, and strangers feel at ease. They often use their home to entertain guests. Persons with this gift integrate new members into the body.
(1 Pet. 4:9)

Interpretation of Tongues

(Interpreting Another Language)
Ability to understand and communicate the meaning of an unknown language spoken by someone with the gift of tongues.
(1 Cor. 12:10)

Knowledge

(Researching, Understanding)
Ability to seek out, remember and make effective use of a variety of information on a number of diverse subjects.
(1 Cor. 12:28)

 

Leadership

(Overseeing, Giving Direction)
Leadership aids the body by leading and directing members to accomplish the goals and purposes of the church. Leadership motivates people to work together in unity toward common goals.
(Rom. 12:8)

Mercy

(Relieving Hurt, Showing Compassion)
Cheerful acts of compassion characterize those with the gift of mercy. Persons with this gift aid the body by empathizing with hurting members. They keep the body healthy and unified by keeping others aware of the needs within the church. (Rom. 12:8)

Miracles

(Authenticating, Substantiating)
Ability to call upon God to do supernatural acts.
(1 Cor. 12:10)

 

Prophecy

(Controlling Quality, Proclaiming Truth)
The gift of prophecy is proclaiming the Word of God boldly. This builds up the body and leads to conviction of sin. Prophecy manifests itself in preaching and teaching
(1 Cor. 12:10; Rom. 12:6)

Serving

(Providing Practical, Physical Caregiving)
Ability to identify and meet the physical needs of others.
(1 Cor. 12:28; Rom. 12:7)

Shepherding

(Spiritual Caregiving)
Ability to care for the spiritual needs of people and oversee their growth in Christ.
(Eph. 4:11)

 

Teaching

(Communicating, Illustrating)
Teaching is instructing members in the truths and doctrines of God’s Word for the purposes of building up, unifying, and maturing the body.
(1 Cor. 12:28; Rom. 12:7; Eph. 4:11)

Tongues

(Speaking Another Language)
Ability to speak a language, known or unknown, without prior knowledge of that language.
(1 Cor. 12:10)

Wisdom

(Applying Truth)
Ability to discern applicable principles from God’s Word for complex situations.
(1 Cor. 12:8)

 

WHERE CAN I SERVE?

 

Here is a short list of just some of the ways that you can start serving right now in our church, in our city, and in the world. If you are passionate about something that is not on this list, please contact us and let us know.

 

Administration and Communication

Help with website, Facebook, creating slides, and emails.

Audio and Video

Setup and run our sound system for Sunday morning gatherings, record and edit teaching videos for website.

Community Group

Host and/or lead a weeknight community group.

 

ESL

Serve the international community in our city by offering English Conversation Dinners or one-on-one ESL (English as Second Language).

Give Financially

Give your tithes and offering to our church so that we can continue to serve those in our church, in our city, and in the world.

Greeter

Welcome and greet people at our Sunday Gatherings.

 

Helping Immigrants

Serve new immigrants moving into Vancouver by offering practical support with their immediate needs.

Hospitality

Setup coffee and donuts on Sunday mornings and serve people as needed.

Justice Ministries

Participate in a team that assists the church to respond faithfully to the justice imperatives of the gospel (i.e. sex trafficking, human rights, etc.).

 

Kids Church Helper

Works closely with the Kids Church Leader to help in the classroom.

Kids Church Leader

Oversees the kids church classroom. We have two age groups (0-5 and 6-10). This person will work in one of these classrooms and lead the teaching curriculum for the morning.

Meals

Serve those in our community who are going through challenging seasons by facilitating meal trains.

 

Men’s Ministry

Organize men’s ministry events for discipleship and outreach.

Outreach

Organize and run different outreach events (i.e. Healing on the Streets or ministry to the poor, etc.).

Prayer and Intercession

Lead a prayer team to pray for our church and our city. Participate in our pre-gathering prayer time on Sunday mornings.

 

Setup

Help move and and setup our equipment on Sunday mornings.

Short-Term Mission Trip

Participate in a future short-term mission trip to love those in need and proclaim the gospel.

Visitor Follow-Up

Reach out to new people who visit our church and help them get connected with our church family.

 

Women’s Ministry

Organize women’s ministry events for discipleship and outreach.

Worship

Sing, play an instrument, or lead worship at our Sunday Gatherings or community groups.

Something Not Listed Here

Reach out to new people who visit our church.

 

START NOW

 

God wants to use you to make a difference in his world. He wants to work through you. What matters is not the duration of your life, but the donation of it. Not how long you lived, but how you lived. Start now.

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