Services in the Community

Our Community, as any other “live” body, has a number of practical needs that must be addressed, so there are a number of brothers /sisters who serve His people in these areas that, although not the main purpose of the Community, cannot be forgotten in order for things to run smoothly.

Being a SERVER is a call from the Lord, and while not everyone has this gift, everyone has  the capacity to serve and help each other at one time or another.

We divide our Service Team in a number of areas: finances, transportation, hospitality, secretarial, parties, shows, computer, helping each other ... Each and every one are important and necessary for the proper conduct of the Body and all the brothers / sisters that serve try to do it seeing in the brother whom they serve, the figure of our Lord that is, indeed, the one we seek to serve and honor.

Some brothers are responsible for spiritual and pastoral life and other brothers are in charge of practical matters so that the former can be effectively done.  Like our predecessors in the early Christian communities, it seems logical that those who do the greatest effort and sacrifice  to keep the Word of God among us, should not also have to worry about the "more material" issues.  For this reason it seems justified to have a service organization.

To be able to help with the "practical issues" of the community, human abilities are not as important as the willingness to serve God in faith.

Therefore, it is not difficult to understand that the organization of community services is not a simple organizational structure, cold and lacking in personality.  It is not a simple development of practical needs.  Behind the organization are a number of men and women, brothers, who serve in faith and because of faith.  They are brothers and sisters that are opened to receive the guidance of the Spirit in their services to the community.  Thus, the organization has a clear "varnish" that enables us to understand it as the word of God tells us: "If one wants to be first, he must be the last of all and servant of all." (Mark 9.35)

"Do nothing from rivalry or vainglory (selfishness or conceit), but because of humbleness, considering the others above yourself, each seeking not their own interest but that of others.  Have among yourselves the same feelings as Christ Jesus: Who, being of divine nature, did not avidly seek (with greed) to be equal to God, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant.” (Philippians 2: 3-7)

This is the ultimate meaning of Christian service, (any service, inside or outside the community) to serve in humility, sacrifice and love for the Lord through the brother / sister.  And that's what we try to do, despite our shortcomings, in our Community.