Each of one of us has something unique to contribute, and we all contribute. Jesus himself leads the way in this regard. In the Gospel of John (13:14-15) Jesus says, “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master” [NIV].
In other words, humble service is a part of the Christian life. It is one of the primary ways that Christ expresses His love for us, and it is how we grow in our love for each other and him. As a people, we feel called to function more like a sailboat than a cruise ship. We each contribute our time, talents, and treasures. If you are looking for a church primarily to serve you, then the Mission may really annoy you over time. If you are looking to be a part of a family that serves God and one another, then you may have found a home at the Mission Chattanooga. Learn more about “serving” in Mission Pathways.