Inside and outside
At Christos, we highly value feeding on scripture and enjoying one another. But we also try to focus outside ourselves, to love those who don’t know Christ or don’t worship with us. Why?
- We want to impact people’s lives
- Want want to avoid a sick form of Christianity that is only internally focused
- Loving outsiders is a critical part of knowing Christ
Agape is the word in the original language of the New Testament for love. More than a noun or a feeling, it is a verb… an action. Our efforts at Christos to serve used to be called the “Service Well.” But we have put a lot of work over the last several months into re-thinking how we love, and we are renaming our efforts “Agape” or “Agape Love.” We’ve put these thoughts into a booklet (one in Spanish & one in English). You can pick up a free copy from the library shelves outside the sanctuary or click below to download an e-copy. The booklet answers 4 questions:
- What is the relationship between impact and love?
- What is a significant danger of trying to love?
- What is the best motive for love?
- How can we practically love?
What is this page?
It is a partial list of opportunities for loving that we have at Christos. When you first come here, all opportunities are displayed. You can filter them with the options on the left. As soon as you click a filter box, the results will update (no need to reload the page). To get more information about any of them, including how to get involved, click on the title.
What if I have an idea for a new opportunity?
Great! The list here depends a lot on your input! Send your ideas or any other questions and thoughts to Jonathan via email.
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Camp Leonardo uses the arts and science to serve elementary aged students in our area. But we don’t just want to see them mature in their education… we want to see them come to know Jesus! There are often new families that we connect with in this way who do not normally attend our church. […]
April 12, 2018
There is a lot that goes into having the facilities and everything ready for worship each Sunday. Would you like to help to do a small part to keep everything running smoothly? If so your assistance is appreciated to help put up the coffee supplies, empty the trash, wash a few serving dishes and straighten up […]
September 19, 2015
One of the sisters who worshiped with us for a while recently married and went to serve in a country that is very antagonistic toward Christ followers. We are not publishing their name here for the sake of their safety. They would appreciate prayer. Would you like to help support them in prayer?
May 16, 2015
The worship music team would be delighted to have you join them. They are especially in search of singers and percussionists. You could join them once a week, once a month, or once in a while.
Be teacher’s helper for 20 minutes as she leads 1-4 year olds to worship our great God.
There are people all around us desperate to know Christ and with many well hidden needs. There are ways to love them individually or as a community. Why not get some help from your Christos family to do it? Ideas for loving your neighborhood / community include… yard care / housework for an elderly neighbor […]
Do you long for our kids to know and follow Christ? Intercessory prayer is key…
Serve C3 kids behind-the-scenes in an administrative way making copies
Serve C3 Kids behind-the-scenes in an administrative way by filling out stickers or double-checking files
There are many ways to serve those you encounter at work. It could be on your own, with other believers there, or with some of us from Christos. Here’s some ideas…
May 15, 2015
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