One way to ease into serving is starting with yourself. God has made you unique for a reason. Who you are, what drives you, your skills, etc. -all of that can play a role in helping you understand where you can serve and how. This week take some time to consider the following questions. As you consider them, don't just think of "Christian" answers. When asked "What are you passionate about?", some of you may genuinely be passionate about orphans and widows. That's awesome! Others of you may be passionate about something like bikes. That's also awesome! You'd be surprised how God chooses to use your uniqueness for His glory. In this ease in phase, don't limit your thinking! Instead, ask God to help you reveal the areas of yourself that He may want to use as you ease into serving.
- What are you passionate about?
- What do you like to do?
- What are you good at?
- What do you wish you could do/do better?
- Are you a people person?
- Do you prefer to be behind the scenes?
- What do you currently do (vocation (includes stay at home parents!), at Northridge, in the community)?
- What kind of time do you have to work with? How often would you be able to help? How long?
- Are there any places you know already that you would like serve at?
- Are there any things you know already that you would like to do as you serve?
- How comfortable are you with sharing the gospel?
If you're hoping to ease in your family or community group into serving, answer these questions with them. Keep note of your answers. They'll help you as you continue in this series specifically with Ease In #2 and #3.