Our Kfirst Values: We are contributors

I started a series a few weeks about the values of our church community. Here at Kfirst, our mission is our passion:  We make it simple for people to find and follow Jesus. And our values guide us towards that goal.

Check out last weeks by clicking on the value statement:

Week 1 – Everyone is Significant.

This week…We are Contributors. 

We are contributers

As a pastor, I’m in a place where I hear some amazing stories from people. From how God touched someone’s life during a Sunday gathering to how the Holy Spirit has been working through their marriage and family. But there’s one thread of comments that always catches my ear.  Usually they sound something like:

“When I simply helped my neighbor, they began to open up about some things they were going through. It’s hard to put into words what I’m feeling.”
“Our family was able to help out another family who had a huge need. Serving Jesus like this is a blast.”
“I didn’t expect to get so much joy from volunteering with _________.”
“I went on a mission’s trip to bring aid and something happened inside of me that I cannot explain.”
“I our family connected with a missionary/local outreach. This is all our kids talk about.  We can’t wait to do more.”

What is it about contributing your resources (time, talent, finances) that explodes a sense of purpose and fulfillment? Why does something sync within us when we help somebody? I believe it connects us to the beginning of how we (humanity) were created. Genesis 1:26 tells us that God made mankind in His image. And that likeness comes with a disposition: to give, to serve, and/or to contribute.  So, in essence, when we act as contributors, we are both displaying His image and expressing His disposition.

You and I are blessed to be a blessing. And through our resources (time, talent, finances), we see our church and our community as a place to serve, not to be served. 

If you’re interested in being a contributor with your time and talent, please click HERE or the serve graphic below.
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At Kfirst, we are Contributors.  We are here to serve, not to be served. We view our church as a community of opportunity, not a club.

Our Kfirst Values: Everyone is Significant

Here at Kfirst, our mission is our passion:  We make it simple for people to find and follow Jesus.

Simple doesn’t mean easy. With so much competing for our attention, it’s difficult to develop a life-giving relationship with Jesus and follow Him. Our mission is to make it simple, so that people who feel far from God will find life in following Jesus.

That’s our vision, but it’s our values that guides our perspective and actions of a church.  Our core values are deeply ingrained thought-patterns that motivate the way we behave. Think of an apple core: the seeds in that core are the apple tree’s core values; these seeds create the future. So over the next few weeks, I want to share the core values Kfirst has as they guide us towards our goal of making it simple for people to find and follow Jesus.

So first…
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It seems to be the core of who we are as a human being: Significance. We all strive to be something and do something that will give us that sense of significance; that idea of feeling unique, important, special. or needed. I mean, look at the most popular movies from the past decade. Superhero movies have dominated the landscape of cinema. They are stories of men and woman discovering how special they are and how much of a significant impact they can have upon their world. This may make a great movie storyline, but it highlights the deep longing that we all carry.  We all want to be significant and we want to do something of great significance.

Two thoughts:

First, we believe our significance doesn’t come from within us; it comes from Christ. So much money and resources is spent chasing avenues to feed our need to be special.  But know this: God’s love for us is so extravagantly he gave us his best; Jesus. And because he didn’t give his life for a few notable people, it shows that there is something significant about ALL of us. He came for all. He died for all. He rose for all. And that “all” includes you. You don’t have to try to “be” significant. You already are because Christ loves you.

Second, because we are so greatly loved, we endeavor to love people like God loves people.  We give generously. We serve endlessly. We love abundantly. And none of that is based upon what we receive back. For freely we have received; freely we give.

What does that look like for you?

If you have never realized that you are significant, look no further than the cross and resurrection.

If you never realized that you can do something significant, look no further than finding a place to serve in your neighborhood or church community. We believe everyone, regardless of age or background, has purpose and a place to serve and make a significant impact.

If you’re ready to do something significant, let me invite you to be a part of one of the most crucial areas to serve: “First Impressions.” It is the place to impact lives even before a song is sung or a sermon is presented. A simple smile, a kind greeting, and a joyful attitude can melt a heart and impact someone’s life in a powerful way.

If you’re interested in making a significant impact through “First Impressions” or any other area, please click HERE or the graphic below.

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I believe everyone is significant and I endeavor to love people like God loves people. At Kfirst, everyone has purpose and a place. And we want to help you find yours.