Here Comes the Nominating Committee. . . Everybody Run!
Each summer, the fine members of the Nominating Committee are phoning folks, flagging down members in the church parking lot, sending out letters to inform our members and friends about open positions and are trying to catch your eye across the crowded worship service on Sunday morning. They have a huge task before them – Who is going to serve our church this year?
The Bible is already clear on this, every member is to be a minister. Paul writes to the Corinthians: “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same spirit. And there are varieties of ministers, and the same Lord. There are varieties of effects, but the same God who wo4rks at all things in all persons. But, to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-7
EACH ONE of you has been given a gi9ft. And, note that the gift is for the “common good.”
So, do not fear the Nominating Committee. We are working hard to find the right niche for you in our church. “It takes everyone to contribute to the potluck supper in order to have a complete meal.” Maybe you are the fruit salad.