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Spiritual gifts relate to our lives, other people's lives, the local church, and the body of Christ as a whole. Therefore, identifying and understanding God-given spiritual gifts should be a high priority in every Christian's life. Read this article by Dr. Larry Gilbert, founder and chairman of Ephesians Four Ministries to see why discovering your gifts is so important. 8 Reasons Every Christian Should Know Their Spiritual Gifts
Our new 2015-2016 Volunteer Ministries handbook is now available! Inside you will find a full list of various service opportunities both at Second and with our ministry partners.
Children's Ministry Fall 2015 Volunteers - The children's ministry is continuing to look for a few members to be teachers and assistant teachers for Sunday School, Fall 2015. This is our church's largest volunteer need each and every year. If anyone has a desire to share in the spiritual training of our future generation please let Dylan Franklin know at . They also need guitar players, music leaders and nursery workers.
Ministry Partners Volunteer Opportunities
Advance Memphis: Jobs for Life lunch and dinner - Lunch Providers provide lunch throughout the week for participants going through various programs that Advance offers. Dinner Providers provide dinner for participants going through the Faith & Finances program. These volunteers are contributing more than just a meal–they are providing a time for fellowship and relationship-building that is vital to the work at Advance Memphis
Advance Memphis: Childcare for Faith & Finances – Advance has an evening class called Faith & Finances on Thursdays from 5-7 pm. It goes for 12 weeks. We need (2) volunteers each week to spend time with the kids of the participants, for as many weeks as possible. The classes meet every Thursday evening from 5-7 pm, May 14 through July 23. Help one time, two times or weekly; whatever works for you.
Advance Memphis: Work Life Champions - Champions provide assistance and mentoring to a small group of Work Life participants as they pursue employment. This is done through building relationships with participants while encouraging them to apply the principles of God’s Word to all areas of life: career, finances, and family. Champions meet on Wednesdays at 11am for 8 weeks. Classes begin the first part of September.
Advance Memphis: Faith and Finance Allies - Allies provide assistance and mentoring to participants going through the Faith & Finance class, focusing on personal finance. Allies attend the class with participants, offering support on how to use their finances as a part of God’s Kingdom work. This is done through relational encouragement and accountability. This class meets on Thursday evenings for 12 weeks; classes begin first of September.
Su Casa Family Ministries: ESL Teachers and Pre-School Program Help - Whether you speak spanish or not does not matter when it comes to teaching English at Su Casa. The program is taught only in English so please pray about being a teacher this Fall either in the mornings, 9:15am-10:45am or evenings, 6:30-8pm on Tuesday and/or Thursday. A new Pre-School is being formed this year for the children of our adult students and your help is needed there as well. Contact for questions or information. First day of classes is August 25 and Volunteer Training is August 20 at either 9:15am or 6:30pm.
Urban Young Life, YoungLives Program "ministry to teen moms"
Ministry is growing and more schools are calling for UYL to impact the population of teen moms in our public schools. Through UYL ministry young moms are making some positive decisions that are healthy for them and their babies. Our job training program has allowed UYL to place 2 teen moms at Chick fil A on Union whose partnering with us in ministry to provide jobs. Contact Danita Calhoun at . These are our needs:
1.Mentors to mentor teen moms
2.Baby Bucks Store, Continual Need diapers all sizes, baby and female hygiene products, boys and girls clothing for infants up to 4 toddlers, baby beds, blankets, towels, children’s books, Bibles (ESV or version they can understand), bouncers, pack & plays.
3.Sponsorship for summer camp July 29, 2015-August 3, 2015 in Goshen, VA. Ten (10) teen moms and babies are going.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?"
Martin Luther King, Jr
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