I began serving in the fall of 2014. I had been attending Waters since the beginning of August and after a few months, knew I wanted to help out. I was not sure where I wanted to serve. I knew that I had a media production background, but I was open to serving in other areas of need.
One weekend, the Church ran an announcement video saying they needed media volunteers. I knew that is where I was being called. I was a little apprehensive the first time I served because I did not know anyone. It turned out to be the best way to get to know people! I think I met two dozen people the first time I served. Then, every weekend I met more and more people.
My circle of friends grew wider and wider, and I am so thankful for that. One of my favorite parts of serving is the peak behind the scenes which you get, especially from Saturday’s 3:10 meeting. I learned so much about the church: their vision, their goals, their expectations, and their handling of different situations. It not only has matured my walk with God, but it made me feel like a true part of the team; a part of what God is doing through Waters Church.
Once you start serving, I guarantee Baptism Weekend will be your favorite weekend. Hearing the testimonies of how God is moving and how lives are being changed is SO rewarding and inspiring. It is humbling to know that you were able to play a smart part in the BIG things God is doing!
I could write a huge testimonial on how people should step out of their comfort zone and serve in the church. I was 15 when I volunteered to serve on my church’s television production team. I was scared to run a camera, like most people who don’t have any experience. I ended up finding a niche in running graphics for the show while sitting next to the Director. After months of observing the Director, I started thinking how I would add my personal touch to the show if I were in the Director’s seat.
Soon, they gave me the opportunity to direct a show and I fell in love with it. I went from being afraid of touching a camera to being in charge of the whole Production Crew. I then decided to go to school for TV Production and found my career field all though serving at church.
Now I take what I learn and do in my daily job and give it back to God by serving at Waters! You never know what talents or abilities God has instilled in you until you step out and try something. To anyone saying, “Pshhh, no way I could do that,” take it from someone who thought the same thing, gave it a shot, and God said, “Oh yes, you CAN do that and more!”