Thank you for your desire to serve on a ministry team at HIF! We believe this is a vital aspect of your ongoing growth as a disciple of Jesus. What are a few reasons a Christian should desire to serve in a church?
WE SERVE BECAUSE HE SERVED US
Throughout the gospels, we see how Jesus is our model of servanthood.
Mark 10:45 (NIV) For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
We understand that no amount of serving can earn our salvation, but as followers of Jesus we serve others to follow his example to us
WE SERVE TO BUILD UP THE BODY OF CHRIST
THERE are many opportunities to learn to use the gifts God has given you to edify other brothers and sisters in body of Christ (Eph. 4:12; Rom. 12:4).
1 Corinthians 12:4–6 (NIV) 4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.
If you have never served in a ministry or are a new believer, we would love to come alongside you and equip you to take this step of faith!
WE SERVE TO GLORIFY GOD
When we serve, we should serve humbly and joyfully. It is through serving others that we will shine a light that will glorify the Lord.
1 Peter 4:10 (NIV) 10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
Whether it is serving on Sunday or in a ministry during the week, God delights when we have a willing heart eager to let our entire lives shine as a light pointing to Jesus (Matt. 5:15-16).
HIF VOLUNTEER PROCESS
Your first step to serve on any ministry team, we ask you must first become a member of HIF. Visit our membership page to learn more about HIF, its structure and beliefs; in the HIF Constitution, Article V contains our Statement of Faith. If you have not yet agreed to be a member, pleas fill out the HIF Membership form. New membership applications are reviewed by the HIF Elder team once per month.
To serve in any other ministry such as CityPartners, Prayer Team, Alpha, Connect Group Leader, Worship and Media, Spotlight or the Welcome team, please fill out the Volunteer Application by clicking on the button below.