Get Plugged in!

GET PLUGGED IN! 

These are places that you can get plugged into now!

 

WELCOME/GREETERS TEAM

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We are passionate about making every single person who walks in the door feel welcomed and feel like they belong. If you share that passion and want to help out, click here and let us know you want to serve!

 

OUTREACH TEAM

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The FBC Outreach Ministry is focused on serving people in our church and in the local community through yardwork, meal preparation, woodwork/craftsmanship, and other related tasks. If you'd like to join us or for more information, click here.

 

STUDENT MINISTRY

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We love that you are interested in serving with us. Student ministry is not possible without many volunteers. If you are interested in serving with our students, click here to find information about each team. We’d love for you to choose one or two that you feel the Lord has gifted you to serve in. Please keep in mind that we do not want you to sign-up for too much where it becomes a burden for you or keeps you from others pouring into you. Click here to sign up to serve.

 

USHERS

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Ushers are a vital part in our Sunday Morning Services. If this is something you'd like to be a part of, please contact 

 

VAN DRIVERS

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Our church is in need of people who are willing to drive vans to help pick up people who need rides to church. Please contact here: Bus Ministry  for more information!

 

CONNECTION TEAM

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The Connection Team is an integral part of our church. They help new visitors and members get plugged into our church. They man the kiosk stations every Sunday at various times on the hunt to help people get plugged into small groups and other groups our church has to offer. If you click the link below, you'll be taken to our online training that you can complete on your own time at your own pace! Click here to sign up.

Ways to Serve at FBC


  • Usher

  • Greeter

  • Childrens Church

  • Nursery

  • FBC Choir

  • FBC Audio/Video

  • Vacation Bible School

  • Teach a Class

  • FBC Buildings and Grounds

  • FBC Finance Committee

  • I Love My Church

  • Security Team

  • Photographer at Special Events

  • Update Church Website

  • Manage Social Media

  • Update Church Marquee/Sign

  • Seasonal Church Decoration

  • Prepare Meals for Special Events

  • Pray for FBC Leaders, Members, and Events

  • Invite others to Church Services

  • Give Financially

  • and  More!

For more information on how to serve at FBC, please contact any of our Church Leaders or contact the church office at 918-789-2290.

 

We all want our lives to matter. It’s the reason we do the things we do. We chase promotions and leadership positions because we want to make a difference. We encourage our kids to go to college, get a good job, and make lots of money, in hopes that they, too, will make a difference.

There’s nothing wrong with wealth or influence, but those things alone won’t change the world and they aren’t what we we're made for.

We were made to build the church (Ephesians 4:11-13). God made each one of us with unique talents, personalities and skill sets. And when we ask Jesus into our lives, we’re given at least one spiritual gift. We get the most joy and make the biggest difference when we use our God-given talents, gifts and abilities to build the church (Ephesians 4:14-16).

 

8 Blessings We Experience By Serving Others

1. Serving allows us to discover and develop our spiritual gifts.

1 Corinthians 12 compares the church to a human body. Just like our bodies are made of many parts serving specific functions, the church is made up of people with different skills and abilities. Alone these pieces aren’t very useful, but together we create something beautiful.

2. Serving allows us to experience miracles.

In John 2, Jesus was at a wedding and the couple was running out of wine for its guests. He tells the servants to fill several big jars to the brim. When they served the water to the guests, it was wine! The guests never knew what happened; the servants were the ones who witnessed the miracle. The same is true for us when we serve.

3. Serving allows us to experience the joy and peace that comes from obedience.

1 Peter 4:10-11 says, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms... so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.” Serving is a form of worship, a way to express gratitude for what Jesus has done for us,  and to share the love and grace we've been given.  

4. Serving helps us to be more like Jesus.

We shift our focus off of ourselves onto others through serving.  We begin to see others as Jesus sees them.  And we see Jesus IN others (Matthew 25:40).  

5. Serving surrounds us with other Christians who can help us follow Jesus.

When we’re working side by side with other people, a bond inevitably forms. This was part of God’s plan for how the church is supposed to work. That’s why Hebrews 10:24-25 instructs us to “spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together… but encouraging one another.”

6. Serving increases our faith.

As we move out of our comfort zones, God increases our faith by revealing new potential — in ourselves and in His Church.  When we see what He can do when His power is at work within us, we begin looking for the doors He’s opening rather than pushing our way through the one’s He’s closed (Ephesians 3:20).   

7. Serving allows us to experience God’s presence in new ways.

Encouragement and healing go hand in hand. As we encourage others and they find healing, we’re encouraged. It’s the reason so many people who go on mission trip say they came home feeling like they got more than they gave.

8. Serving is good for your soul.

Studies have shown that volunteering is so good for the mind and body that it can ease symptoms of stress and depression. Tapping into our gifts and passions builds self-confidence, energy, and strength.  Serving others can also be the best distraction from our own worries.  

We make all sorts of rational explanations for not serving:

I don’t have time.

I don’t know what I would do.

I don’t have any special skills to contribute.

They don’t need me.

But the reality is the Lord doesn't call the equipped; He equips the called. God used men and women with similar doubts to change the course of history. Moses didn’t think he was a leader or speaker, but God worked through Moses to bring Israel out of slavery. David was the youngest (and therefore most insignificant) of all his brothers, but God worked through David to defeat a giant and eventually made him a king. Paul used to kill Christians before he met Jesus, but he went on to become one of the most highly-regarded and prolific writers/church planters in history.

God doesn’t just want to work through you, He wants to work in you.

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