Ready for Ministry?
First things first! Are you gathering with the saints for the worship of God? Are you gathering with a Small Group Community? These prerequisite steps in the Membership Movement are designed to equip you with the teaching, accountability, oversight, and community to thrive in ministry. Pause and review the membership covenant below.A Membership Covenant
"And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,
to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ..."
Ephesians 4:11-12 (ESV)
The Membership Movement, Step 3
Giving Through Ministry
Ministry is a service performed by the saints with an INWARD focus on building up the body of Christ, one to another, and mutually strengthening the faith of the church.
As represented in Southside's Membership Covenant, Ministry willingly and faithfully GIVES:
...to the church through the discovery, confirmation, and exercise of the Holy Spirit's gifts for the common good.
...unto the Lord the tithes and offerings that belong to Him as an act of worship, gratitude, and means of God's provision for the gospel's advancement through the local church.
...of time, resources, and prayers to build up the body of Christ and help brothers and sisters in need.
...encouragement to one another, promoting the peace of Christ and maintaining unity in the body by resolving disagreements within the church as instructed in God's Word.
Many opportunities exist within the local church for the saints to employ God's various spiritual gifts. When the saints serve, faith is strengthened, and Christ's Church is built up!
Ministry Mobilizers are a helpful tool for informing and equipping the saints to serve specific needs within this local church.
Is God moving you to exercise His gift for the common good through one of these ministries?
Complete the Ministry Guide for a corresponding Ministry Mobilizer.
A pastor is ready to equip you for service.
Thank you for being willing to be used by the Lord!
The word Deacon (διάκονος, diakonos) is a word that refers to a helper, assistant, and in some cases, an intermediary. Therefore, we understand a Deacon to be a biblical office of qualified servants of God's Word. A Deacon serves interdependently with Pastors who oversee and shepherd the flock of God.
Small Group LeadersSmall Group Leaders
Gathering with a Small Group is the second step in Southside's Membership Movement. The CONGREGATION [ Large Group ] becomes a COMMUNITY [ Small Group ]. Small Groups need leaders with various gifts!
Church Operating DocumentsChurch Operating Documents
This ministry works with the Pastor to pray, research, advise, and propose new operating documents for Southside Baptist Church. Members will learn and understand how biblical doctrine shapes the practice of church administration, governance and contributes to the body's operational unity. A variety of gifts are needed for this work!
Thank you for continuing to GIVE financially unto the Lord through the local church.
Your financial gifts build up the body of Christ and further the gospel's advancement in the world.