Using Your Gifts

Q: "I'd like to put my skills to use. How can I serve?"
A: So glad you asked! 


We become active in the life of our congregations because we want them to flourish. But we don't always know how to plug in or we're waiting for someone to ask us. 

Here at Athens, we encourage you to speak up. And if giving of your time seems a bit impossible, it may help to think of your time like an offering. Can you begin by giving an offering of 3 to 5% of your time each month in a way that'll help us become the followers of Jesus that we've been called to be, disciples who make disciples?

A disciple is someone who has chosen to let Jesus be Lord of ALL things in their lives and is helping others do the same.

And in our particular context, we're disciples making disciples as we tell the truth about God, walk through life together, and love our neighbors deeply. We can't shy away from what we know, we can't live faithfully in isolation, and we can't ignore those around us. By living out our purpose, we join God in His. Teamwork is sweet!

Consider your offering and let the areas listed below help you think of how exactly you'd like to serve. Some of the commitments listed include time on Sabbaths and others are a mix. We'll add more details and more need areas in the days ahead.


Gift needed: Collaboration/Team Work

  • Safety Team Member
  • Specific purpose: Decrease the vulnerability of our congregation and facilities to any safety problems by staying up-to-date on safety concerns and helping to facilitate necessary fixes/improvements. This is a blessing to the discipleship that takes place in our facilities.
  • Talk with Nathan LeClair for more information.


Gift needed: Organization/Attention to Detail

  • VBS Director/co-Directors
  • Specific purpose: Discipling the children already in our congregation and the children in our neighborhood as well as all who volunteer with VBS.
  • Talk with Pastor Michaela for more information.


Gift needed: Lesson planning/Teaching/Great Rapport with Kids

  • Teach one of our weekly Sabbath School classes for the children 
  • Specific purpose: Discipling the children already in our congregation and supporting the discipleship their parents are modeling, also.
  • Talk with Carlton Brown for more information.


Gift needed: Tech Savvy

  • Update Website (no coding experience needed)
  • Specific purpose: Ensuring that our website includes fresh and relevant content that helps those who wish to grow as disciples discover meaningful connections, whether they are close by or far away.
  • Talk with Pastor Michaela for more information.

Interested in any of these?
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