There is an underlying expectation in the body of Christ that says church leaders are responsible for the growth and attendance of their congregation. As shepherds called by God to tend the flocks of the kingdom there is, in some way, truth to this expectation, but over time it seems that the spiritual status of an individual believer, however strong or weak it might be, is seen as the direct responsibility and reflection of the shepherd and his ability to minister rather then the individual. Noble as it seems, the truth is that by the standards of the Christian church today, Jesus Christ Himself, would be considered a failure as a church leader. His “congregation” waxed and wained from thousands to a handful of people over night several times during His ministry on this Earth, but in the end Jesus had fulfilled His purpose with perfection. The key to His ministry was opportunity.
Servanthood is about giving each individual opportunities to grow, worship, serve and fellowship. The church leadership puts great effort in developing these opportunities in order to make sure that every individual has the opportunity to reach their full potential, but it is up to the individual to seize the opportunities that have been made available. At the end of the day the number of people who show up for an opportunity is a result of individuals taking responsibility for their walk and choosing servanthood over being served.
Servanthood does not offer opportunities that meet every spiritual level, gender, age group and/or teaching style just for the sake of having it. However, the opportunities that are offered are sure to meet the needs of every individual, no matter who they are or where they are at in their faith.
Opportunity to Grow
These opportunities range from weekly Bible studies to annual events that focus on the discipleship and spiritual walk of a believer. Servanthood desires to see every individual spiritually fed with the Word of God which will feed the family and strengthen the body at Servanthood.
Opportunity to Worship
Every believer has the opportunity to worship God every second of the day with their life and service to the kingdom. There is no greater opportunity to worship than this, but Servanthood desires to offer opportunities to allow the overflow of our life worship to be brought together in one setting so that with one voice the name of God can be praised.
Opportunity to Serve
Servanthood is an opportunity to trade the selfishness of the “American dream” for the abundant life of the Gospel. Actions speak louder than words and Servanthood seeks to put faith in action and show the community that ministry happens outside the church building. Servanthood is not waiting for the broken, tired and weary to come to us, rather it is going and looking for opportunities to meet them where they are at.
Opportunity to Fellowship
Life is all about relationships and Servanthood desires to create opportunities where relationships can be fostered and developed. Our motto is, “if you want to feel apart, you must be apart.”