The Holy Spirit has given gifts to every Christian believer, so that we might serve others in the church
‘To each is given a manifestation of the Spirit for the common good’
1 Corinthians 12:7
‘Since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, try to excel in building up the church’
1 Corinthians 14:12
These verses helpfully correct both those of us tempted to hide our gifts, and others of us tempted to use our gifts to bring glory to ourselves. Not all gifts and abilities are upfront and flashy – many are behind the scenes and seemingly unimpressive – but the church needs both if it is to operate as God intends. Therefore, rather than becoming overly reliant on the staff team, at CCB we hope that as God’s word is taught all of God’s people will be equipped for works of service (Ephesians 4:11-12). The church is also called to be outward-looking, through telling others the good news about Jesus, and through loving our neighbours in practical ways.
Serving as a small group
A great way for us to get to know and love the members of our small groups is to serve together. At CCB each small group takes turns in helping set up, welcome, and pack down on Sundays. They also provide the reader and prayers for the service, which helps ensure a diversity of voices and faces up front.
If you have a desire to serve in any of the following specific areas, please contact the church office:
Music & Sound | Sunday children’s ministry | Balham Boppers,
Dangerous Club |Website and media | Student hospitality