Monday, February 27, 2017

Serving Like A Child

“Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”

Mark 10:15

Those who belong to the Kingdom of God are marked by childlike simplicity and trust.

Every human being is made in the image of God.  They therefore have innate dignity.  This includes people marginalized by the world system, and children.

Children can serve in Jesus’ name.

Their simplicity and trust specially equip them to know Christ, grow in Him and serve Him. 

How does this work today?

It can work when we serve as a family to bring the compassion of the Kingdom of God closer to the marginalized and the less advantaged. 

For example, Craig is Charlie’s grandfather.  Craig works at Mobility Worldwide OH-Stow, which is also known as the PET Place, where PET mobility carts are manufactured.  Craig brings Charlie to the PET Place to show Charlie why Craig and the other volunteers serve there.

Here, Craig is showing Charlie photos of the leg-disabled, marginalized people whose lives are transformed, in the name of Jesus, for the better through the gift of a PET mobility cart.  Craig has received Jesus’ compassion for the less fortunate. In turn, he is passing that compassion on to his grandson.

Now that Charlie understands the ‘why’ of Jesus’ compassion, Craig teaches Charlie the ‘how’ of putting that compassion into serving.  Craig assembles Personal Energy Transportation (PET) carts in the Stow PET Place.  Craig is passing on his passion and knowledge of hands-on serving to Charlie.  Craig clearly sees Charlie’s ability to be the hands and feet of Jesus to aid the less fortunate.  Likewise, Charlie is showing the rest of us what it means to receive the Kingdom of God like a little child.

 In this photo, Charlie helps adult volunteers at the PET Place put up signage that will inform and inspire visitors to the shop during the CCC Serving Spree.

What does this mean for us?

If you are a member or friend of Christ Community Chapel, it means you have a great opportunity for your entire family to serve in Jesus’ name through the Local Outreach Serving Spree.  Likewise, if you are a member of a CCC community group, the Serving Spree opens the door for parents to get their children actively introduced to serving alongside adults.

For more information on the CCC Serving Spree, see our website at:

You can also check this website for information on Serving Spree tours of the PET Place and other Local Outreach ministry partner locations.  These tours will help you understand the heartbeat of our ministry partners.  You may also be moved by the mission and vision of certain ministries that could benefit from your serving.


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