Why should we serve?
Here are just a reasons from the Bible.
"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." Eph 2:10 (ESV)
"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies -- in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ."
1Pet 4:10-11 (ESV)
"...even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Matt 20:28 (ESV)
"And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ." Eph 4:11-12 (ESV)
Where should I serve?
Your ministry (area to serve) should be determined by your S.H.A.P.E. -- Spiritual Gifts, Heart (passions), Abilities, Personality, and Experiences.
We encourage you to take an online Spiritual Gifts Assessment that will help you identify your top three gifts. You can then find serving opportunities here at GracePoint Church Coppell that align with your God-given gifts. Here is the link to the assessment: http://www.gracepointcoppell.org/shape.
Now that I know my S.H.A.P.E....
How do I get started serving?
In our church ministry tool, GracePoint Online Community (GPOC for short), you can view ministry matches for your S.H.A.P.E. as well as browse available serving opportunities.
Access "My Fit" in GPOC to identify which serving opportunities best match your S.H.A.P.E. as well as allow you to let the ministry leaders know you are interested in taking your next step to serve.
You can also utilize GPOC to "Browse Positions."
If you have already completed the "My Fit" section of GPOC or attended Serve Class and already turned in your S.H.A.P.E. Profile Form, you can view a tutorial to help you to login and view which volunteer positions best match your S.H.A.P.E.
Click here to view Tutorial