In John 14, Philip asked Jesus the question, “How can we know the way?” Jesus replied, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but by Me” (NASB). Jesus provides the only way to God the Father. How do we help people discover Jesus? How do we show people Jesus?
One way to show people the way to God the Father, through Jesus Christ His Son, is through service. Jesus said, “I did not come to be served, but to serve” Mark 10:45. Jesus lived a life of service ~ always serving people and helping people. One of the great things that I love about Tates Creek Christian Church is the many ways our people serve others. Tates Creek has a very strong committed core of people. These people do not just serve the members of this congregation, but also serve out in the community.
For example, I just learned a few weeks ago that the Grass Roots Sunday School class stocks the snacks for the Fourth Floor Hospice Unit at St. Joseph hospital. There is a room on that wing for the families of people in Hospice to go to for a break. This Sunday School Class stocks the snacks for that room once a month. What a beautiful way to serve people! What a wonderful time to minister to people who are going through a very difficult time!
Here is a small list of the many areas where Sunday School Classes, Small Groups, and individuals are serving: (not exhaustive)
Psalm 82:3 Mission ~ supporting an orphanage in Liberia
Room In The Inn ~ two Thursdays a month, Tates Creek provides overnight
housing and meals for homeless people
God’s Pantry ~ this ministry provides food for people
Julius Marks Elementary ~ tutoring, flower garden, prayer time with Teachers
Single Parents Night Out
Alcoholic Anonymous Breakfast
Turkey Give Away ~ Center Parkway Neighborhood
Collecting Medicine Bottles for Haiti
Church Under The Bridge ~ providing a worship service and food for
These are just a few and I know there are many more. If you are not part of a Sunday School Class or a Small Group, please check the brochure rack located near the Information Center to learn where you can connect.