What are some ways I can serve in the church at my age?

Here's the answer:

There are many ways you can serve God!

If you have trusted Jesus for salvation, you are a child of God—and God’s children want to serve Him. Romans 12:11 says, "Never let the fire in your heart go out. Keep it alive. Serve the Lord."

But what can you do to serve in the church at your age? The best thing to do is talk with your parents and your pastor about it and ask for their ideas. They can help you find the best spot to serve God with the gifts and talents that He has given you!

Still need some ideas? Keep in mind that every church has different needs—but here are some possible ways you can serve:

• Volunteer as a helper in a Sunday school class for younger children
• Organize toys in the church nursery
• Sing in a children’s choir
• Help clean out the sanctuary after church (picking up bulletins that were left behind, trash, etc.)
• Clean blackboards or whiteboards in classrooms
• Help keep the church property looking nice (cleaning, weeding, etc.)
• Help hand out bulletins before the church service

Don’t forget, though, that the most important way to serve one another in God’s family is through love! Galatians 5:14 says, "The whole law can be found in a single command. 'Love your neighbor as you love yourself.'" If we aren’t serving God out of love for Him and others, then our service is meaningless (1 Corinthians 13:1–3).

Bible Truth

"God’s gifts of grace come in many forms. Each of you has received a gift in order to serve others. You should use it faithfully" (1 Peter 4:10).

"Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young. Set an example for the believers in what you say and in how you live. Also set an example in how you love and in what you believe. Show the believers how to be pure" (1 Timothy 4:12).

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