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Gifted to Serve

Every spiritual gift is given freely by the Holy Spirit, “who apportions to each one individually as he wills” (1 Cor. 12:11). In other words, the Holy Spirit sovereignly dispenses the gift, and the gift is not predicated on the believer’s maturity or performance. The Corinthian believers, whom Paul described as unspiritual “infants in Christ” (1 Cor. 3:1), nevertheless, seem to have experienced many manifestations of the gifts (1 Cor. 12, 14), and their disorderly use of the gifts proved divisive.

The fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23) is a mark of every Christian, but the gifts of the Spirit are not. Theologian Alister McGrath helpfully illustrates the difference between the two: “Think of two trees. One is an apple tree. If it really is an apple tree, it ought to bear apples. You know it by its fruit (Matt. 12:33). Similarly, Christians ought to show the fruit of the Spirit in their lives, although the extent will vary from one person to another. Now think of [a fir tree] … inside a home [on Christmas Day] with presents around its base. Those presents have nothing to do with the tree! They didn’t grow there. They were placed there by someone. They are someone’s gifts, not the natural fruit of the tree.”

The gifts of the Spirit reflect an intentional diversity within the body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 teaches:
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

The diversity and unity within the Trinity, the “Spirit,” “Lord” Jesus Christ, and “God” the Father, serve as the basis for the diversity and unity of spiritual gifts within the church. This diversity promotes the interdependence of the body of Christ, rather than independence or interchangeability of its members (1 Cor. 12:12-30).

Please feel free to take this fun test on spiritual gifts, and share your results with and the Leadership Team.


Children’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry exists to bring parents together with volunteers to create a nurturing environment that is safe for our children and that teaches them about God.

People serving in Children’s Ministry team are on a rotating schedule in which they only serve once every 4 to 6 weeks.


Community Engagement Ministry

The Community Engagement team exists to seek opportunities where our church can connect and partner with our neighbors throughout East Cambridge to serve the needs of the community, show the love of Christ, and build mutually transformative relationships with individuals that we meet. The team meets once a month.


Creative Ministry

Creative Ministry is for those who are gifted in art, graphic design, photography, web design, and videography to showcase the beauty of God in the church’s various activities and communications. The team meets once a month.


Hospitality Ministry

Hospitality Ministry serves to formally welcome and connect guests into the church body, and to promote fellowship within the church. Those interested can greet twice a month, help with Newcomers Lunches once a month, or help to coordinate church potlucks/events every few months.


Men’s Ministry

Men’s Ministry exists to help the men of Trinity grow into mature followers of Christ through discipling relationships. They meet once per month, with one-on-one discipleship available throughout the week.


Prophecy Ministry

Prophecy Ministry is for those who have received the revelatory gifts of prophecy, tongues, and/or the interpretation of tongues, and seek to grow in and use these gifts for the upbuilding of the church.


Music Ministry

Music Ministry exists so that those who are gifted musically (1 Chron. 25:7; Ps. 33:3) may lead the church in singing during corporate worship. Team members can expect to serve about once a month (you can always serve more!), with practice on Saturday and Sunday mornings the week they are serving.


Setup-Tech Ministry

Setup-Tech Ministry is responsible for weekly setup and cleanup of all the music, tech, and hospitality needs during our weekly Sunday service.


Translation Ministry

Translation Ministry provides translation of the Sunday sermon to other languages to help non-English speakers better grasp the message of the gospel.


Women’s Ministry

Women’s Ministry exists to help the women of Trinity grow into mature followers of Christ through discipling relationships. They meet once per month, with one-on-one discipleship available throughout the week.

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