Serve (ebook)

Serve ebook

Loving Your Church with Your Heart, Time and Gifts

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Let the gospel of Jesus and the example of Jesus motivate you to serve your church sacrificially.

Part of the Love Your Church series.

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This book looks at the gospel of Jesus and the example of Jesus to motivate us to serve our church family sacrificially with our energy, time, and gifts.

This is a great book for Christians who have grown weary over time, those who need help in identifying their gifts and gaining the confidence to offer them, and church members who are lacking the motivation to get started.

As we look to the example of Jesus, who “came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45), we will be excited and equipped to use what God has given us to serve others with a renewed sense of purpose and joy. We will also see that we do not need to have any particularly impressive gifts or emulate anyone else in order to answer Jesus’ call to love one another.

Written by Steve Robinson, Director of Acts29 UK.

There are discussion questions at the end of every chapter with action steps, making it ideal to read as a small group or even a whole church. Accompanying free downloads are available that can be used for small groups. There are downloadable worksheets, a PDF version of the book's discussion guide, introductory videos for each chapter, and more.

This book is part of the Love Your Church series from Acts29. This collection of thoughtful and practical books will inspire every church member with a biblical vision of what it means to be a local community of God’s family. Church members can explore together what it means to belong, to welcome, to gather, to care, to serve and honor one another, and to witness and send people out to spread the gospel.

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  • Section One: Why Would I Serve?
    1. You Were Saved for This
    2. We Serve Because He First Served Us
    3. Good and Faithful Servant
    Section Two: How Can I Serve?
    4. Serve As the Person God Has Made You to Be
    5. Serve with What God Has Given You
    6. Serve Where God Has Put You


Contributors Steve Robinson, Brian Howard
ISBN 9781784989170
Format eBook
First published October 2023
Case quantity 50
Language English
Publisher The Good Book Company

Ray Ortlund

Pastor, Immanuel Church, Nashville; President, Renewal Ministries

In this world of swagger, Jesus calls us not to be served but to serve—him, one another, and the whole world. That happens beautifully as we come together in churches with our Lord’s servant heart. Thank you, Steve, for writing this book and inspiring all of us to give our hearts away!

Jen Oshman

Author, Enough About Me

I was so strengthened by this book. Steve Robinson gets right to the heart of many barriers church members face when we don’t know where or how to serve, or when our passion to serve runs dry. This book is chock-full of Scripture, wisdom, and helpful stories. It’s motivating rather than guilt-inducing, uplifting rather than overwhelming. Read it with your friends from church and be encouraged and equipped to start serving—or keep serving—

Tony Merida

Pastor, Imago Dei Church, Raleigh, North Carolina

Steve points us to a critical and often underdeveloped element of life in the body of Christ: service to one another. Serving, as he points out, is an essential and inescapable part of the Christian life. Where has God placed you? How has he made you? What opportunities are in front of you? Live in light of your King, and lovingly serve him by serving those around you.

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“A Motivation to Serve”

(Review written for 'Serve')

We might all be familiar with the regular call from the front of church or from the church newsletter for more volunteers for the coffee rota or the children's ministry, but we perhaps think less about why we should be motivated to serve. This is a great way to think through how we can follow the example of Jesus, as well as a great resource for small groups because of the questions included too. We'll be using this in our home group next year as we consider how we can serve the church and our community

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