Serve

Heritage exists to Develop people who Delight in God and Declare his glory from the neighborhoods to the nations. One of the primary ways we pursue and display this is by serving those in and outside of the church.

I Peter 4:10-11 says, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

Here Peter indicates that we have received our gifts from God for two purposes— to serve others and to bring praise to God. What an incredible privilege it is to not only to receive gifts from our Heavenly Father, but also to be used as an instrument to minister to others.

Look at the list below and prayerfully consider how can use your gifts and talents to administer God’s grace to others. If you’re interested in helping in one of these areas or would like more information, please fill out the form below and we will connect you with the appropriate team leader!

  • Kids

    • AWANA (table leader, game time, verse listener, teacher)
    • Sunday School (teacher or helper—typically serve every other month)
    • Nursery Rotation 9:00am or 10:30am (serve once every 5-6 weeks)
    • Help Desk (serve once a month every month)
  • Events

    • Fall Festival
    • Church-wide Brunch or Picnic
    • Cinderella Banquet (every other year)
    • VBS (teacher, guide, games, crafts, snacks, decorations, clean up)
  • Students

    • Small group leader (Wednesday nights)
    • Events
    • Mission Trips
    • Deep Impact Host Home
  • Welcome Team

    • Welcome Desk (Sunday morning, typically serve once a month)
    • Greeter (Sunday morning, typically serve once a month)
  • Senior Adults

    • Card writing and caring calls to other Seniors
    • Help with meals and events in Senior Adult Ministry
  • Groups @ Heritage

    • Prayer Coordinator in Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF)
    • Fellowship Coordinator in Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF)
    • Lead/Facilitate a Home group
    • Host a small group
  • Music / Media

    • Choir
    • Orchestra
    • Band
    • Sound, Lighting, Media (Sundays and/or events)
  • Hospitality

    • helping prep and/or serve the church-wide Wednesday night meal
    • help coordinate meals for funerals or special events
  • Facilities

    • Special projects
    • Regular ongoing maintenance/cleaning of the church building and grounds
    • Flower beds
  • Communion

    • preparing the elements for the Lord’s Supper

NOVO (Thursday evening Bible Study for children at Forest Creek Apartments)

  • Small group leader
  • Help with snacks, games, or music

Whiz Kids (Thursdays after school at Portland Ave. Baptist Church)

  • Faith-based mentoring program for elementary aged children

Prison Ministry (HBC Tuesday mornings)

  • Grading Bible studies and giving written feedback to inmates

Quilting (HBC Tuesday mornings)

  • Making quilts to send to the battered women’s shelter in OKC

Will Rogers Elementary School

  • Help with the Back to School Bash
  • Volunteer to help with carnivals, test monitor, etc.
  • Blessing teachers with care baskets, notes, prayer cards, etc.

Knitting/Crocheting Ministry (1st and 3rd Thursday mornings)

  • Provide hand-made gifts for those in the community

CareShare

  • Providing Christmas gifts to local children in hardship

Kanakuk Kamps at Heritage (July)

  • Provide a meal for the staff
  • Be a Host Home to some of the staff for a week
  • Camp Nurse
  • Provide evening security

Go

  • Go on the Haiti Mission Trip (early summer)
  • Go on the Mexico Mission Trip (November)
  • Go visit our Missionaries on the field to encourage and bless them
  • Go somewhere else (several among the Body will be serving in a number of other places throughout the world)

Send

  • Send financial support, care-packages, etc. to our missionaries
  • Send others on short-term and long-term mission endeavors
  • Send meal packets and help pack them at Stamp Out Starvation (select Saturday’s at Heritage) 
  • Send financial support for the HEA evangelistic backpack ministry in remote villages of Mexico

Pray

  • Pray for our specific workers on field (some have detailed prayer guides)
  • Pray for the persecuted church and the workers attempting to share Christ in those areas.
  • Pray for opportunities to go and send others.
  • Pray for and seek opportunities to engage those representing the nations that are currently in our neighborhoods

SHAPE Test

The Holy Spirit has lovingly and uniquely “SHAPED” each of us to serve. When we serve according to our SHAPE, others are blessed, we find fulfillment, and God is glorified. To help you identify your uniqueness within the Body of Christ, click on the button below. The Spiritual Gifts Assessment is the first section you will see, then after you finish it, take the time to complete each of the following surveys to finish identifying the rest of your Servant Profile. God bless you as you discover your SHAPE and seek to serve others!

Take the SHAPE Test