The Value of a Church Member

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The Vacation Bible School craft cost $2.  The Inflatable permit cost $120.  The value of the members participating, priceless.  The value of church members cannot be determined by their tithe, hours of service, or abilities. It is not determined by the number of children they bring to Vacation Bible School or lead to Christ.  The value of a member is directly related to God’s placement of them in the body of Christ.  In other words every member of the Church is irreplaceable because they are placed there by God.

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, yet one body. (1 Corinthians 12:12-20, ESV)

I have had the privilege of observing countless members participate in Vacation Bible School this week. I am overwhelmed by the grace of God in placing these individuals in the church for this ministry.  God has used each one in their own unique way for His grand purpose.  This is true not only for those who have participated in this particular ministry, but every member of the body.  Take time to share with others how their ministry has been a blessing to you.

Leave a comment letting me know how you have been blessed by fellow members! 

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