6 WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR CHURCH
How do you contribute to your church as a Christian?
The church of Christ is His body and He loves her very much. Every believer is a part of this body and is expected to do same.
Giving money to your church is only one of the many ways to contribute to the church of Christ.
Let us consider the other ways.
6 ways to contribute to your church
1) Be Present
The first way to contribute to your church is to be present in church. God wants His house to be filled with His people and for even more people to come to Him.
If you are a believer who does not attend church often, the first thing you should take out of this post is to become consistent in church.
“Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the Lord’s house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it. Many people shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.”
Once you are a firm and consistent member of church, your next assignment is to bring more men to God.
Jesus gave us the assignment to make disciples of all men and bring them to Him. You contribute to God’s kingdom and your church by evangelizing to people about Jesus and bringing them to church.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,”
3) Become a worker
It is not enough to remain member in church. It is important to become a worker in one area or another by serving God in any unit in church.
The church needs hands to keep things running. Find a department or service unit in church to join and offer your service to God.
“So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.” Exodus 23:25
4) Meet A Need
Just like any organization, your church will sometimes have one need or the other. It may be a financial need, human need, need for time, etc.
When a need arises in your church, do you rise up to it to the best of your ability?
“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8
5) Contribute Financially
A great way to contribute to your church is contributing financially. Everything purchased and every project carried out in church is financed by members or your pastor.
It is a delightful thing to be part of the people who finance projects in God’s house.
“But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-7
6) Pray for Your Church
Praying for the church has tremendous impact and effect. When you are unavailable or unable to contribute to your church, commit to praying for your church.
“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it. Brethren, pray for us.” 1 Thessalonians 5:23-25