But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you—see that you also excel in this grace of giving. 2 Corinthians 8:7
First Shreveport is a community of believers who look to excel. God’s great vision for us is that we excel in everything for Him and His glory. In order to excel, one commits to continually practice and make it a habit to act in ways that stand out. As such, we have many opportunities to practice faith, speech, knowledge, earnestness, love and generosity as we connect, grow, serve and lead in and through our community. A commitment to serve and lead is not only important for you as an individual excelling for Christ, but also for us as a community. Without your commitment, we cannot plan transformational, significant missions and ministries. We need your commitment in order to successfully connect, grow, serve and lead within our congregation, community and world.
In the following pages are opportunities to commit or re-commit to habit forming acts of service and leadership, mission and ministry. Read through them. Ask questions. Discern which might be the best use of your interests, skills, Spiritual Gifts, relationships, faith and knowledge. Make a commitment. Fill out and submit the serving card so that together we may excel in everything we do. How will you make it a habit to stand out for God and His glory through the body of Christ at First Shreveport?
Let us together embrace God’s vision for us.
Rev. Lisa Turnbull