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Volunteering is Part of God's Design

Where would First Presbyterian Church be without the commitment of volunteers like you.

As seen throughout scripture, we can confidently declare that God’s heart is for serving others, and He designed us to have that same fervor.


God’s Word is filled with references of showing love, generosity, and sharing our gifts. 

Galatians 6:10

“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”

1 John 3:18

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 

Romans 12:6-8

“We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.” 

Proverbs 11:25

“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”

Hebrews 6:10

“God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” 

Matthew 5:16

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

Volunteering: Choosing the Right Opportunity for You

When considering where to volunteer your time regularly, it is important to match your gifting with the needs of an organization. Below are some questions for you to reflect on:

  • What are your interests and passions?

  • What are your most prominent spiritual gifts and talents?

  • Do you have any limitations physically, mentally, etc.?

  • Do you understand the commitment level of volunteering?

  • How many hours do you have available to devote to volunteering weekly?

  • Do you enjoy working with a team or on your own?

  • Do you enjoy working with people, or do you prefer administrative roles?

  • Does the organization allow you to “shadow?”

  • Does the organization offer training, and is there a cost for training?


By carefully considering the questions above, you will have an easier time narrowing down the area you can best volunteer your time and energy towards.

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