How Serving in the Church Helps Us Grow

From the Reb
I crashed the computer program in less than two minutes.  I’m not talking about the kind of crash where you can just exit out of the program. I pushed the wrong combination of buttons, and the computer screen completely froze up. After initially panicking, I finally restarted the computer, desperately hoping it would regain its sanity.

How did I end up in this predicament? Well, I was sitting in the church sound booth on a Friday morning in an impromptu tech-training session.

Several weeks prior, my friend Jesse asked if I would like to help post sermons on the church website. I immediately started making a list of excuses. Me, deal with the tech side? That would mean transferring the audio files, editing the sound files, then uploading the sound files onto the church’s website. I had no idea how to do any of these tasks!

After stalling for weeks, I finally decided my excuses were too pathetic for even me to believe. I drove to the church one cheery Friday to start my training. Jesse patiently walked me through all the steps of the editing software before getting called away to another task.

And that is when I completely crashed the editing program. Thankfully, by the time Jesse returned, the computer was functioning normally again.

The rest of my training went considerably better. I never, ever thought I would say this, but I love my new tech-oriented job! I have gotten to learn a new skill and help out at my church, all in one hit.

Through my sermon editing adventure, I became more convinced than ever that serving in the church is not only good for young adults and teens–it is vital! As young people we have talents, passions, and skills only we can contribute. As we serve, we will grow in relationships with our fellow church members, we will personally grow and mature, and we will grow in our relationship with Jesus.
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