There’s so much to celebrate in our Fearless Family! This week, check out the way people are using their gifts to serve at Cultivate Community Church, written by Worship Pastor Justin Kolean.

I’ve always loved the phrase “it takes a village,” and I believe it’s more than just a saying about child-rearing. It is evidence of the power of community and shared efforts. It’s hard not to look at our family of churches as of late and be grateful for the services so many people have provided. 

Specifically, we have quickly run out of space at Cultivate for our kids’ ministries. This is clearly the evidence of God’s hand on His church, His love for these children, and, of course, His faithfulness! With any growth comes change, and with change comes opportunity, and so many people have answered the call!

The work currently being done in our kids’ wing is amazing to witness. It’s inspiring to see how projects turn out when people are willing to use the gifts that God has uniquely gifted them. We are all given gifts, and when we choose to use them for God’s glory, so much can be accomplished

I recommend reading all of 1 Corinthians 12:14-27, but it starts out stating, “For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; it is not therefore not of the body. And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; it is not therefore not of the body”. Here, the Apostle Paul refers to spiritual gifts and claims that just as the human body consists of many different parts, so does Christ’s body consist of many different members

When you walk through Cultivate, you can’t help but feel all of the unique gifts being used and how people are serving God in harmony. What a sight to see! We know that in this life (specifically in the church), if one part suffers, all the parts suffer, but if one part is honored, the whole is glad.

We have seen talented people painting murals while others painted toy cubbies or walls. Others have knocked down walls! Some have moved furniture or taped off walls. People have patched carpet, cleaned, done incredible electrical work, donated supplies or toys, organized a craft fair to fund the projects, and MUCH more. 

It has taken so many people to accomplish this so far, and we wouldn’t be close to completing this without each one doing their part. It’s always something to celebrate when you see people using their gifts in collaboration with others to do something incredible for the kingdom of God.

Church, today, we thank you and honor you for serving Jesus and stewarding your gifts for Him. We pray that you continue to seek Him first, and pursue opportunities to serve Him with your gifts boldly and wholeheartedly. After all, He’s the reason anything we do is worth doing, and without Him, we can do nothing (John 15:5). Let us continue to serve Him faithfully!