Serving others is an important part of our lives. Whether you attend a church or not, you have probably heard many people emphasize the need for service to help those around us. In today’s post, we’ll take a look at a few of the reasons that serving is important and provide suggestions for you to get started. If you are looking for a welcoming group of like-minded individuals to partner with and serve our community, then contact St. John Baptist Church in Columbia to learn about our volunteer opportunities.

Serving Makes You Grateful

Sometimes, it’s easy to lose our perspective on how much each of us truly has. Living in a first-world country affords us opportunities that many people around the world will never have. While you may not consider yourself to be a rich person, if you have $10,000 in net worth, then you are already richer than the vast majority of the world’s population. One of the keys to being grateful is to focus on how much you already have, and then determine how you can serve others out of your abundance. When you serve others through your time, talents, or finances, you will have a clearer perception of how much you truly have, and that will make you grateful.

One mistake that many people make is in thinking that they need to have a lot of money in order to serve others. This simply isn’t true, as one of the best ways to serve others is simply by spending time with them. If there are elderly people in your community who live alone, then they would probably appreciate having someone to talk with. If there is an after-school program in your neighborhood, then spending time playing with those kids would make a world of difference in their lives.

Serving Makes You Feel Good

If you have ever spent time volunteering at an animal shelter, serving food at a homeless shelter, or helping to pick up trash along a road in your community, then you understand how performing an act of service can make you feel good. There is something very rewarding in knowing that we spent time doing something to benefit others. If you are looking for opportunities to get started with serving, then consider donating blood at a local blood bank, or contacting various organizations in your neighborhood to see what type of help they could use.

Serving Makes Our Community Stronger

One of the best ways to invest in your community is to make time in your schedule for regular service opportunities. Whether you volunteer daily, weekly, or monthly, you will be able to impact your community in ways that benefit other individuals and families. Your acts of service may inspire others to get involved as well when they see the positive impact that you are making in the community.

Service Is the Right Thing to Do

At St. John Baptist Church, we believe that serving others is one of the most important things that we can do as followers of Christ. He set an example for us in the way that He lived His life, which is why we strive to serve others in as many ways as we can. From food banks to clothing donations, and more, there are a wide variety of opportunities for you to join with us in serving the many needs in our community. Whether you are a part of the church family at St. John, or you attend another church, we welcome you to join with us in doing the right thing and serving others.

If you are looking for a welcoming church community in Columbia, then we encourage you to come join us on Sunday mornings during one of our three church services. We love the Lord, serving others, and welcoming new people to our church. If you have questions about our church services or joining one of our service opportunities, then please contact the church office. We look forward to serving with you!