You are needed
At First Assembly, we intentionally keep our budgets and staff small and rely on a large team of volunteers to do the work of the ministry. That’s because of two important reasons:
One, we are commanded to help people serve Christ in the church: “So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up…” Ephesians 4:11-12
And two, serving is the best path to belonging, hands down. Just like every other place in life, you don’t feel like you’re really part of things if you don’t participate in them. We want you to feel like one of the family — one of the team.
For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them… Romans 12