Studies of people who have made a decision to leave a church often cite a failure to find a place of meaningful service as a frequently mentioned explanation. People want to know that their lives are having impact!
For a Christian, this is a godly attribute because God has wired His people to want to make a difference and equipped them for that purpose! 1 Peter 4:10 says:
“Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve others, as good stewards of the varied grace of God.” (CSB)
- Help them discover the gift they have received. Many assessment tools exists, but simply trying out different avenues of service may be the best way to discover something that clicks.
- Teach people the interconnected design of the body of Christ. Show how every person’s work is connected in some way to the gospel mission of the church.
- Model service as an expression of worship. When we serve, we are bringing honor to the God who designed us, called us, and placed us in the body. Service is a testimony to His grace.
To “connect your one”, help them find a place of service!