Head, Heart and Hands Ministry Catalogue
Are you looking for a place to make a difference? The church still stands as the primary place to learn about your purpose and to then put your purpose into action!
As a local congregation and community of Christ followers, we believe our habit of worship, discipleship and service for others stands as a witness to God’s work of making all things new in a world where sorrow, uncertainty, and hurt rules the day. God, then, uses a collection of people, with different gifts, talents, and passions and fashions this redemptive community in which God’s love for everyone is evident. 1 Peter 2:5, 9-10 paints a picture of the practicing church:
Like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
Each congregation has its own strengths, based on the people who commit to God and one another in that specific place and time. The gifts of each member are like building blocks used to build this (figurative) house in which God’s glory can been seen, felt, and acted upon.
Based on the perceived needs within and without, each community can then discern, with God’s leading, what specific ways they live out their calling as citizens of God’s kingdom. The power here is not found in our own doing. (Once you were not a people) Rather, it is due to God’s transformative mercy and power that we are invited to be his transforming presence to the world.
The Head, Heart and Hands Ministry Catalogue is HRBC’s way of listing the different ministries that the congregation has been gifted to carry out in Christ’s name. These ministries reflect the gifts God has given his people at HRBC along with the people and places where our gifts intersect.
Take time to look through the 2017 Head, Heart and Hands Ministry Catalogue. You will find a variety of ministries to different ages, places, and needs. Some serve on a weekly basis. Others are one-time opportunities. Spiritual gifts used in serving are listed with each ministry.
Spiritual Gifts Inventory
A spiritual gift is just that–a gift. In Ephesians 4:7, Paul tells us that when Christ ascended on high, he gave gifts to men and women. In the New Testament, two Greek words are translated “spiritual gifts.” One is NEUMATIKA (1 Cor. 12:1) meaning breath or spirit. This refers to the inner spiritual motivation that comes with a gift. The other word is CHARISMATA (Romans 12:6) meaning grace. This grace makes the believer capable of demonstrating (outwardly) the gift God has given. It is God who provides the inward motivation and the outward expression of spiritual gifts within the life of a Christian.