How Do I Get Involved in Church, Part 1

How Do I Get Involved in Church, Part 1

“How can I get involved?”

It’s a frequently asked question when it comes to church, and, in fact, is a great question! However, the answer to that question depends on what you understand “church” to be.

If you see the church as a worship event, a preaching center, or some privatized religious service provider, then you might have in mind some sort of structured and scheduled program that you can help create, plan, organize, or facilitate.

However, when you read the New Testament, you begin to see the reality of what we often say around LBC: Church is not a place you go or an event you attend; it’s a body to which you belong, and that belonging is built on a mutually recognized commitment to Jesus and one another. (Matt. 18:15-20; Rom. 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12:12-26; Eph. 4:1-16; Heb. 10:23-25)

This means that getting involved in church is all about simple, yet intentional relationships. Sure, it may seem unstructured and even unimpressive, but, if you want to get involved in church, then look no further than the people sitting near you on any given Sunday.

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Of course, there are always opportunities to get involved in facilitating programs, but the main focus of every single church member should just be simple, intentional, relational ministry with others.

We plan to follow up this post with 2 very specific ways each member of LBC should plan to get involved in church, but if you want a list of ideas for this week, check out what the New Testament writers say!

  • Romans 12:10 – Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor
    12:16 Live in harmony with one another
    13:8 Love each another
    14:13 Do not pass judgment on one another
    14:19 Let us pursue what makes for peace and for building up one another
    15:5 Live in harmony with one another
    15:7 Welcome one another
    15:14 Instruct one another
  • 1 Corinthians 12:25 Care for one another
  • Galatians 5:13 Through love serve one another
    6:2 Bear one another’s burdens
  • Ephesians 4:2 Bear with one another in love
    4:32 Be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another
    5:19 Address one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs
    5:21 Submit to one another
  • Colossians 3:9 Do not lie to one another
    3:13 Bear with one another … forgive one another
    3:16 Teach and admonish one another
  • 1 Thessalonians 3:12 Increase and abound in love to one another
    4:18 Encourage one another
  • Hebrews 3:13 Exhort one another every day
    10:24 Consider how to stir up one another to love and good works
    10:25 Do not neglect to meet together … encourage one another
  • James 4:11 Do not speak evil against one another
    5:9 Do not grumble (complain) against one another
    5:16 Confess your sins to one another and pray for one another
  • 1 Peter 1:22 Love one another earnestly from a pure heart
    4:9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling
    5:5 Show humility toward one another
  • 1 John 3:11 Love one another
    3:23 Love one another
    4:7 Love one another
    4:11 Love one another
    4:12 Love one another
  • 2 John 5 Love one another

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