Putting Your Faith Into Action
I have always been someone who has been involved in my faith. Not so much because I felt “called” to ministry, but because I belong to an incredible congregation that would let me us my gifts and talents within their ministries.
Growing up I was in Sunday School. Youth Group and Choir. Because I loved having a reason to hang out with my friends and we were all performance gifted so I was often given the chance to sing and act (two of my very favorite things in the world at that time). I can even remember a time when I was asked to join a traveling kids drama ministry…but more on that later.
As I grew up and went to college my faith was something that was put on hold as I took on a rebellious phase where I was disenchanted with the structure of the church. I felt that they were more about themselves than truly developing followers of Jesus.
After college I returned home and found myself back in a place that felt like home, my church. I have always been someone who wants to help out if I have an interest or knowledge in a particular area. In this case the current Sunday School Administrator badly needed some organizational help and I happen to be a wiz at it! So back into the Sunday School I went and spent more of the next 10 years volunteering and building up the ministry and my role until I was Sunday School Administrator. Until a bad experience with a pastor forced myself (and most of our families) from the church.
Coming back again after my daughters were born I started by singing with their new praise band, which eventually lead to becoming the church’s lay leader and creating a digital ministry (and now back to Youth and Family Leader). It has been in this last phase of rejoining the church that I have discovered many things about deepening my faith, one that I feel called to share with others.
I believe that as we listen more to the word of God we can find its impact on our lives today, but it is through action that we live the call of the great commission. Through my sermons and my work within the church, I seek to inspire you to not just live out your faith quietly but to find ways to live out your faith so that people see it in you without you having to say a word.
Check out these great ideas to get you started.