well established and here for you
well established and here for you
RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS OF A SERVANT VOLUNTEER:
WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES?
V. VALUE – At Thompson Ministries Servant Volunteer sees the God-given value in every person and seeks to serve and minister to each person in such a way as to reflect the significance that God places on them.
O. OPPORTUNITY – At Thompson Ministries Servant Volunteer sees ministry as an opportunity to positively impact the lives of fellow members and advance the Kingdom of God through his/her service.
L. LOVING – At Thompson Ministries Servant Volunteer serves in such a way that people know and feel God’s love and care by how the ministry attends them.
U. UNITY – At Thompson Ministries Servant Volunteer seeks to promote and protect the unity of the church by serving with others toward accomplishing the ministry’s shared vision and mission.
N. NURTURING – At Thompson Ministries Servant Volunteer uses every opportunity to encourage and support those to whom they are called to minister.
T. TRUSTWORTHY – At Thompson Ministries Servant Volunteer can be depended on to handle confidential matters appropriately so that the best interest of the church and its members are protected.
E. ETHICAL – At Thompson Ministries Volunteer is committed to live and function with the highest ethical standards so that no dishonor is brought to God’s name, the church, or the volunteer.
E. EXCELLENCE – At Thompson Ministries Servant Volunteer is committed to offer superior service to those to whom they minister so that God’s glory is being reflected through their ministry.
R. RELIABLE – At Thompson Ministries Volunteer Servant can be depended on to faithfully fulfill their ministry obligations in a timely fashion while maintaining high level communication with their Ministry Leader.
S. SERVANTHOOD – At Thompson Ministries Servant Volunteer strives to go the extra mile in their service to others so that the church can have a maximum impact in the lives of those we serve
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO BE A SERVANT VOLUNTEER?
In order to serve at Thompson Ministries, you must:
• be a member of Thompson Ministries
• complete your spirituality and personality assessment
• submit to a background check (or other requirements for
specific ministries), if required.
EXPECTATIONS FOR SERVING
As you serve at Thompson Ministries, we expect you to:
• Feel cared for
• Understand how your responsibility helps
• Receive the proper training for any assigned tasks
• Know that others see time as being very valuable
• Feel like a vital part of a team
WHY ARE SERVANT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN THE CHURCH?
The Bible teaches that God in His infinite wisdom set up a structure in which we function. He appointed apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers for the equipping of the saints and for the work of the ministry so the body of Christ may be built up and mature. God has a plan to train and equip every believer to be placed in a position of service. God does not make mistakes and everything He does is with purpose. He would not give us talents, personality and spiritual gifts along with life experience if He were not going to use us for His glory. Everyone that comes to Christ and is born into the Kingdom of God has a special gift for a special place of service.
God created us with a sense of uniqueness and equipped us with abilities that cause our differences to complement one another. As we operate in our special talent and spiritual gifting, we find fulfillment as we complete those around us. Both traditionally and biblically, churches have relied on unpaid Servant Volunteers to fulfill their calls to service, not because of reward or remuneration, but out of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
TIME TO SERVE
Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV)
“THERE IS AN APPOINTED TIME FOR EVERYTHING. THERE IS A TIME FOR EVERY EVENT UNDER HEAVEN”
• Assume RESPONSIBILITY for your use of time.
• Seek God’s GUIDANCE to help you identify the good works He has planned for you each day.
• Stay ORGANIZED and remove clutter from your life.
• Rely on God’s WISDOM and ask if you are planning or doing things in the right order or at the right time.
• ELIMINATE the unimportant by prioritizing what needs to be accomplished each day and doing the most important first.
• Review your day and EVALUATE how you have spent your time comparing what you did with what you intended to do.
The enemies of good time management are: procrastination, wasting time, lack of concentration, majoring in the minor things, moving backwards instead of progressing forward, etc.
Success God’s Way.