God has been molding and shaping you for ministry since you were born. In fact, God started uniquely shaping you even before you were born!
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. (Psalm 139:14-16 NIV)
But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, 'Why did you make me like this? Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use? (Romans 9:20-21 NIV)
Our goal is that you will discover your unique design for ministry and join hundreds of others in your church who are actively building His kingdom. You will do this by developing and using your God-given gifts and abilities to serve the Lord and others through this church. We pray that you will serve in the ministry that best expresses what God made you to be.
1. Building the Kingdom of God at Home
First, building the Kingdom of God at home is an overflow of you taking the step to become a disciple of Christ. You need to become Kingdom minded to do this. This happens by renewing your mind.
Romans 12:2 - And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is good and acceptable and the perfect will of God
You have to be the godly, kingdom-minded example within your home because wherever you lead, your family will follow.
Being Kingdom minded will lead to Kingdom actions.
2. Building the Kingdom of God in Your Personal Life
Second, building the kingdom in your personal life begins with your decision to take your story of the good news of Christ into your places of influence. This won’t always be easy because sometimes you’ll need to remove some people from your life.
Some people are meant to only be a part of your life for a season. The most important thing is that you need to keep Christ-minded/kingdom-minded people in your immediate circle of friends because they have a huge impact on who you become.
3. Building the Kingdom of God at Work
Third, you are a light for Christ at work and your actions need to reflect that. That doesn’t mean that you have to speak about Christianity or religion at work or force the Bible on people.
However, your co-workers and supervisors should be able to see Christ in you! You should be a shining example of Christ at work and stand out from the rest of the crowd.
It’s not what you say, it’s what you do. It’s not who you are, it’s Christ within you.
4. Building the Kingdom of God in Your Community
Fourth, you can build the Kingdom in your community. You can do so by meeting a need in the community either directly or indirectly.
One thing you can pray about is connecting with our local Kingdom Partners that are impacting our culture with the gospel story. We partner with them because they are addressing needs in the life of our community in ways that we can not effectively do on our own.
Our Kingdom Partners consist of: (click on partner name for more information)
No matter which way you choose to meet a community need, do something to take the good news of Jesus Christ into your community or world. It’s a great way to be a light wherever you are.
5. Building the Kingdom of God at Church
Fifth, you should build the kingdom at your church. You can create and/or teach classes based on Scripture and biblical principles.
Another idea is that you can become a ministry partner to serve in our weekend worship experiences. By doing so you’ll be sharing your talents with the church as you should find your place within the body of Christ.
We invite you to serve in a way that will further your walk in your faith while ministering to the heart of the church and those that are exploring their faith with you. God has called us all to serve his holy Kingdom in some way.
In conclusion, we all do our part in building the Kingdom of God. There are many areas where this can be done. You can make a difference in someone else’s life.
To better understand what this step in your spiritual journey looks like we invite you to take our Connections Class at River Oak Grace. This class is designed to encourage your in your spiritual journey and help you understand what it looks like to take another step in your faith. To find out more about the Connections Class simply provide your information and one of our pastors will follow up with you. We’re excited to partner with you in your walk with Christ.