An Opportunity to do Good
“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” Galatians 6:10
Do you like to visit with old friends? Do you like to make new friends? Would you like to perform a valuable ministry to members of our congregation who are no longer able to attend services and activities due to physical limitations, illness, or a change in circumstances?
The Visiting Important People (VIP) Ministry provides an “opportunity to do good” to some of our “family of believers”. Since the VIP Ministry was resumed in 2006 we have made over 200 visits to over 40 people. Often the people we visit, many of them once very active in the church, now feel isolated and forgotten by the congregation. By making a personal visit, we extend the congregation’s fellowship to these people and express our continuing concern for them. VIP ministers make visits to individuals whom Pastor John and other ministers have identified as benefiting from this ministry.
The VIP ministers are divided into teams that rotate responsibility for making visits. Each team is responsible for making visits 4 times a year, or once every 3 months. During your team’s month, you are asked to visit 1 or 2 people selected from our list. Visits last 15-30 minutes. (More will be said in the VIP training.) You will be asked to make a one year commitment, for a total of 4-8 visits. Ask any VIP minister and they will tell you that this is often a true ministry of love. It is also a very valuable ministry, to both the church and the people we visit, and I want to thank all the VIP ministers who have served this year.
If you believe you are called to such a ministry, come to the next VIP Ministry orientation and training session on Sunday, November 12th at 2:00pm in the parlor. The training will last approximately an hour, and you may decide after attending the training whether you wish to participate. New ministers will begin making visits in January.