Tens Ways You Can Improve Your Church
- Pray daily for your church to faithfully proclaim the Gospel, serve the needy, teach the Bible, provide opportunities for spiritual growth and build an accountable fellowship.
- Invite people you know to attend Bible Study and worship with you.
- Volunteer to serve in the church and in the community.
- Serve when asked. A servant serves where and when needed rather than only serving when and where it is fulfilling.
- Take the initiative in welcoming guests and visitors.
- Give regularly and generously to the church through your tithes and offerings.
- Participate in Sunday morning Bible Study. God uses large group experiences to inspire and small group to transform.
- Participate during the congregational singing of hymns and choruses. Singing only when you like the songs suggests that you think that congregational singing is for your enjoyment. Congregational singing is for expressing our praise and adoration of God. If you don’t participate in congregational singing because you don’t like to sing or do not have a pleasing voice, get over it and get with it. The Bible says “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.” There is not an exception clause exempting the monotones and the rhythmically challenged. I know because that last sentence describes me.
- Read scripture daily as it will prepare you to hear and receive God’s word on Sunday.
- Intentionally develop a cheerful and grateful attitude. The attitude of the Christian is never to be shaped by circumstances but accepting by faith that God created you in His image, forgiven you of your sin, filled you with His Spirit and given you eternal life.
Your interim pastor,
P.S. One of North Shelby Baptist Church’s signature passions is missions and this coming Sunday you will have the opportunity to hear one of the more knowledgeable mission leaders in the country, Dr. David Parks, who will be preaching the morning worship experience. Parks is the director of The Global Center at Samford’s Beeson Divinity School. A Birmingham native, Dr. Parks previously served six years as a director with the International Mission Board and Youth Ministry International in southeast Asia, where he trained leaders of student ministries in local churches and started local student outreaches.