Around Crosspoint, our volunteers truly are at the heart of what we do. Without our volunteers, God-glorifying, life-changing ministry just wouldn’t happen. So why do our volunteers serve? Why do they join Jesus in His invitation to be a part of a mission that is greater than themselves?
Here is one testimony from Ben and Sara Martin who serve around Crosspoint in a variety of ways, including leading a community group…
When asked, “Why do you serve as community group leaders?” we first think of a good friend who put the bug in our ears. She encouraged us to start a community group. At that time it was not even on our radar, but it was obviously on God’s radar for us. So we started praying about the possibility, and eventually began getting really excited about it! So we took the plunge and launched a group!
It’s been two years now, and we can honestly say that our community group is like family to us. We have walked through difficulty and heartbreak with one another, and we have rejoiced over God’s goodness and provision in so many ways. God calls us to live in community with one another. “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:24-25) Meeting together weekly can be demanding with schedules, but meeting consistently each week has been encouraging for us, as it helps us to keep our focus on Jesus and God’s word. “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27: 17). We are thankful that God has allowed us to serve Him in this way. We love the quote from John Piper, “God is most glorified in us, when we are most satisfied in Him”. As we gather together and study God’s Word, we get to know Him better. As we get to know Him better, we trust Him more. As we trust more fully in our Heavenly Father, we are more satisfied in Him. God wants all of us, not just a part of us. Our hope and prayer is that we would continually know that our identity is in Christ alone. When we live out of that identity and find our joy in Him, we are able to glorify Him more in our lives. We cannot do this in isolation; God has made us for community. We need other believers to come along side us, to encourage us, and pray for us.
Our community group has been a great blessing to us. If you are not involved in a group, we encourage you to find a group or maybe even start your own!