Spiritual gifts are unique contributions that individuals can make in church and community. Singing in the choir or volunteering are ways that people can give of themselves. A church in Texas is helping young people explore their spiritual gifts by leading Sunday worship.
(Locator: Plano, Texas)
Daniel Johnson, Christ United Methodist Church: "Youth Sunday is a service that we all come out and we have the youth lead our service."
Samuel Hendricks, Christ United Methodist Church: "From giving sermons to singing in the choir, ushering during the offering, all the worship is all done by the seniors. And I think it's given me a new way to express my faith, show the younger kids that being active in the church is good thing."
Chris Wallace, Christ United Methodist Church: "I have an 8-year-old and a 5-year-old I brought to the service so they could see that kids can be in charge of a big group too."
Reagan Hunter, Christ United Methodist Church: "This church has really given us the opportunity to lead without the fear of being told no and that's something that you don't get a lot as a high-schooler."
Daniel Johnson, Christ United Methodist Church: "I owe everything to this program, it's one of the things that dragged me into the church, it's one of the things that kept me into the church. It allowed me to be better myself as a person through both my faith journey as well as my personal journey. If I had never gone to this church the person standing here would not be the same person at all."
For more information on this ministry, contact Christ United Methodist Church, 3101 Coit Road, Plano TX 75075, phone 972-596-4303.
Spiritual gifts are the grace of God at work within us, empowering us to match our deep passions with the world's deep need. The gifts are given to individuals, but they are given to build and strengthen community and to meet the needs of those around us. Discover your Spiritual gifts.