Serve

As a community of faith, Incarnation has claimed Generosity as a core value, of which service is a part:

Generosity: We give generously of our time, our energy and our financial resources. Our generosity is in response to all that we have been given by God and is meant to spread God’s love in the world.

In action: We serve others as a living response to God’s love. We are equipped in community to discern our unique gifts and join together as God’s hands and feet in the world.

Service is an Expression of the Outward Journey

While our inward journeys of faith help us to discover who we are as children of God, our OUTWARD journeys help us to discover what God has asked us to do in the world. When we share of ourselves, our time and gifts, we participate with God in creating a better, more loving reality for God’s children. In the process, we also are changed.

We are Called to Serve

The call to serve others comes to us from scripture and Jesus as the model, where love for others and for God’s world is an essential part of creative and faithful living.

[Jesus said] The greatest among you will be your servant. All who exalt themselves will be humbled, and all who humble themselves will be exalted.Matthew 23:11-12

[Jesus said] But not so with you; rather the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like one who serves. For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one at the table? But I am among you as one who serves. — Luke 22:26-27

[Jesus said] I am giving you a new command.  You must love each other, just as I have loved you.  If you love each other, everyone will know that you are my disciples. –John 13:34-35

 

 

 

 

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