Perhaps the greatest way to grow in our own lives is to serve others. Jesus said, "Whoever wants to be great among you must be your servant." This sounds rather twisted around according to our way of thinking, but Jesus was trying to teach us something about how life really works. If you really want your life to mean something, put it to work making the lives of others better.
There are plenty of ways and contexts in which we can serve. We can serve on personal levels by looking after the best interests of our family, friends and co-workers. We can also add to that a type of serving that plugs into operations bigger than ourselves. We can get involved with ministries that reach out to hurting people we do not know on a scale that we could not achieve on our own.
Several options here at New Life Vineyard include:
Helping Hands Food Pantry - providing food to struggling families
Family Promise - a ministry to homeless families
Kingdom Kids Children's Ministry - help make it possible for the kids of our community to grow up knowing that Jesus loves them and is on their side.
Hospitality - help us make sure that everyone knows they are welcome and loved here at NLV.
Worship Ministry - put your musical skills to work helping people connect with and celebrate God's presence in their lives.