Are Your Gifts Overlooked and Under the Radar?

Shalimar United Methodist Church is a fairly large congregation. We have many wonderful people serving in many and various roles. Everyone who finds ways to use their gifts for the glory of God finds greater joy in their discipleship. Are there others in our congregation with gifts to serve flying “under the radar?” Absolutely!
I served a congregation many years back when a band director and his wife began worshipping with us. He was happy to attend worship without anyone knowing his gifts. As time passed, the congregation needed music leadership. Eventually, someone offered his name as a possibility. I inquired. As it turned out, he was just the right person with extraordinary gifts and just the right personality we needed. The music ministry thrived under his leadership for the next several years!
As I reflect on this story, I have often wondered how many gifts we are unaware of and overlook each time we are together. Who has gifts that would inspire and offer new possibilities through Shalimar United Methodist Church? Could you be one of those people we overlook because we have no idea what extraordinary gifts you possess?
Everyone in the church is invited to use their gifts for the glory of God. The words of Jesus come to mind. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16; NIV)
Would it not be great if everyone through Shalimar UMC had an opportunity to use their gifts for the Lord? If we have overlooked you, we will count it a privilege to hear more about what you have to offer this Body of Christ. As the year 2022 approaches, there will be expanded opportunities to serve. Please let us know if you have gifts ready to be used!
Let us all let our light shine this year!

Shalom,
Philip

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Susan Peters - September 23rd, 2021 at 12:23pm

I love the idea of everyone thinking about their spiritual gifts and sharing them. It would be great to have a spiritual gifts workshop or even give people a chance to find and sign up to share their gifts at SUMC.

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