A core belief at Nativity is that each person is a minister of the gospel. That means that each person has a gift to share with others that will express God’s love in concrete terms. The image from 1 Corinthians 12 of the church as parts of the human body captures this concept. We need each and every person to listen for God’s call, take stock of their gifts and the needs of the wider community, and then boldly step out in faith.

Some of our more vibrant ministries have come not from the pastoral staff, but from inspired members who have responded faithfully to the nudge of the Holy Spirit. The job of the church staff is to equip the membership to perform this vital function. Explore what ministries are already in place. You may find your place in an existing ministry. However, if you don’t find a fit for you, that may be God’s way of encouraging you to create a new ministry!