Time & Talent

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There are what seem to be a thousand jobs to be done each year in the life of the church.

Some of the jobs are huge, such as moderator, committee chair and Sunday School teacher.

Those are long term jobs which involve work every month for the church.

There are many jobs which are more detailed and time limited. If you wanted to serve on a Worship Team, you might have less than three hours of work to do at a specific time of year.

Cleaning the church is broken down into two to three hour work segments. For example, dust all the window sills downstairs.

Soon, you will have in hand, a detailed outline of most all of the jobs which need to be done in the in the life of the church.

When you receive it scan it for categories of service which interest you. Then read in detail the entire section of service opportunities.

Check (commit) to doing those tasks in the life of the church in the coming year.

When the Time and Talent forms are received back, they will be tallied and your willingness to serve will be distributed to the church leader responsible for asking you to fulfill your promise.

This will not be a perfect process. Church leaders will need to plan events which use the gifts of the member who volunteered.

It won’t hurt if you remind the chairperson if you don’t hear from them right away of your desire to serve.

If, after submitting your Time and Talent form, you want to do more simply say so and the church will attempt to make sure you have every opportunity to serve.

Moving to the deeper places,

Rev. Jeff Bell

Baptized at First Christian Church, Corbin, Kentucky. Ordained June 1983 by First Christian, Somerset and the Christian Church in Kentucky at Salvisa Christian Church. Jeff has been senior minister of FCC since 1999. He served churches in Salvisa, Wendell, North Carolina and Fort Thomas, Kentucky following his graduation from Lexington Theological Seminary. Jeff believes the church should be connected to the community, acutely aware of the needs of the neighborhood and acquainted with its people. Further, he believes all Christians are one in Christ.