God Calls Us To Serve
“Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.” 1 Peter 4:10 (NRSV)
The strength of a congregation’s life is measured by its service to the community and world, as well as its care for its own people.
The pastors and program directors are the support staff, the Session and other leaders provide the direction and guidance, but every member is a minister of Christ. Through the grace of God and with the generous gifts of time and talents from so many individuals in the church, we offer ministries to those who worship and learn among us, and to the people who live beyond our walls.
“Serving Christ” means being in the community and in the world reflecting the love of Jesus Christ. We help those in need, and we work with agencies in our city and region that help them. We want to share the Good News, and we reach out to other cultures by supporting missionaries and mission trips. We are part of a “larger church,” the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), a tradition with deep history, extensive resources and gifted people.
There are three ways that members and friends of Second Presbyterian can be of service:
- In mission outreach, we serve Christ by working with our community mission partners, or participating in a mission trip. This might mean helping to build a house for Habitat for Humanity, serving lunch in downtown Louisville, shopping for a family at Christmas, going with the youth group to Central America to help a church or community build a school. For more information about mission opportunities, click here.
- Within the walls at Second Pres, you might use your gifts to lead or support the programs that we offer. This might mean teaching or assisting a Sunday school class or Bible study, singing in the choir or playing handbells, being a confirmand sponsor or youth group advisor, or managing a fellowship event. For more information about program opportunities, click here.
- There are many behind-the-scenes opportunities for volunteers. These tasks might be at the church or done at home, a solo commitment or part of a team. Many tasks involve administrative, communications and facilities support, with the added benefit to Second Pres of relieving our operating budget. There are a variety of regular and as-needed jobs such as: answering phones, preparing mailings, computer and systems support, updating the web site, light carpentry, and more. For more information about support opportunities, click here.