Involvement Ministry

Ephesians 4:11-13 - "It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ."

 

The Involvement Ministry is actually about helping people become "unbusy." This is done by helping people discover their God-given passion, spiritual gifts, and personal style (or personality) so they can gain a better understanding of where God is calling them to serve. The next step is to help them find a ministry that is a good match for who they are (based on their God-given passion, spiritual gifts, and personal style) and where they are at this stage in their life. This is done by connecting them with an existing ministry in the church or the community, or by creating a new ministry that is a good fit for them--the focus is on the person and not the program.

 The goal is to empower people to say "Yes!" to serve where God is calling them to serve and where they can be most fruitful and fulfilled in God's Kingdom. While at the same time, to say "No!' to those areas where they would be less effective in God's service and drained of precious time and energy. However, to not be afraid to try things where talent exists as well as apprehension.

 Every member of the body is a minister (servant) equipped and empowered by God to serve in a unique way in the body of Christ so the ministry of Jesus Christ can be effectively carried out in the world today. Service in God's Kingdom, for Christians, is not something optional, it is our response to what God has done for us in Christ and for what He is doing in us through the Holy Spirit (see Romans 12:1-9; 1 Peter 4:10-11; and Ephesians 2:8-10). When we serve where God is calling us and empowering us to serve, then we will grow and mature spiritually and so will the body of Christ--the church.

Involvement Ministry is also about helping people to get connected relationally. Life and ministry in the church is about relationships. We need each other to grow and mature spiritually and to effectively carry out the ministry of Jesus Christ. Our small group ministry is a key way that we help people get connected relationally into the Bethel family. Our goal, at Bethel, is to see that everyone gets connected relationally and in ministry.

 

Purpose

The purpose of the Involvement ministry is discipleship and spiritual formation--it is about helping individuals mature spiritually through the use of their God-given design (passion, spiritual gifts, personal style) to serve in the body of Christ and the community, so that the whole church can become spiritually mature, reflecting the love of Christ, carrying out the ministry of Jesus, and experiencing spiritual and numerical growth for the glory of God.

 

Primary Objective

The overall objective is to design and oversee a comprehensive ministry system that helps lead Christian and non-Christian visitors, and active and inactive members, into meaningful relationships and ministry at the Bethel Church of Christ.

A primary focus of our involvement ministry is the parents of our youth. We truly believe that if the parents of our youth are more involved, then it will only make our youth group now and in the future stronger.

 We are here to help you. We are here to help you become more involved. Whether that is just helping keep you informed about what is going on, brainstorming about how you can help our Youth Ministry programs, praying with you and for you about your personal and family involvement here at Bethel, or helping you be involved in other ministries here beyond just being involved in youth group activities.