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“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 How does this scripture and others like it encourage us to be volunteers and do Christ’s work in the world?

We know that we are saved by our faith, and not our works. However, does Jesus not command us to do good works in his name? He needs His followers to minister to the “least of these,” as described in Matthew 25:40. As followers of Christ, we need to be vigilant in reaching out to those in need. Not only will it make you feel good to do something nice, but it might be you who leads someone to the Lord. There are so many community ministries that need volunteers, and God has blessed you with specific gifts to serve with. This is outlined in 1 Peter 4:10, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” As it says in the Ephesians 2:10, God has prepared us to do His work on the Earth. It is up to us as Christians to bring the Kingdom to Earth, so what are you waiting for? There’s no time to waste. We live in a world full of lost people, and it could be you who is needed to help another child of God find their way. If you have been blessed in life, help your community by passing on some of those blessings. Jesus Himself said, “It is more blessed to give than receive.”

If you aren’t sure how to begin, start by giving YOUR CHOICES Randolph a call at (336) 629-9988. We can tell you about our wealth of volunteer opportunities, the training process for volunteers, and send you an interest form so you can tell us where your talents lie. We are eager to meet community members and work together to build up God’s kingdom on the Earth. The main areas you can serve in are client services, education, administrative services, and community outreach. Feel free to call us Monday through Thursday between 9 am and 5 pm, or come by our new location on E Walker Ave. during those times and we can provide you with a tour of our facilities. If you are unable to volunteer, please keep YOUR CHOICES Randolph in your prayers and pray about other ways you may be able to contribute to our ministry.