Enjoy a Potluck dinner and Fellowship before the meeting. Please bring a dish to share and join us as we seek out how God would have us serve.
What is “Potter’s Clay?” Potter’s Clay is a beginning point. As I discuss in this blog the body is supposed to serve one another. In Ephesians 4:11-16, Paul gives us some very specific instructions on the inner workings of the church. What makes it grow, what the job of each believer is, what are the primary responsibilities of the elders, etc.
Potter’s Clay was developed to “find a need and fill it.” This is the very essence of ministry within a church. So often we think of ministry as the worship team or we think, “The pastor, he has a ministry.” But we overlook the thousands of ministry opportunities right in front of us.
In John 13:14-15, Jesus showed the disciples what being a servant truly is: 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.
Jesus took on the lowliest job known in that society. Washing the feet of guests was for the lowest servant. It was a dirty, disgusting job but it was a necessary one.
In Potter’s Clay, we bridge the gap between church goer, pew sitter, consumer, watcher and servant, actively involved in the body.
Paul described church this way (Eph. 4:11-16): “11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.”
Each person doing his part, using his God given gifts, to serve the body. In Potter’s Clay we teach people to be “ministry minded.” We teach how to find a need and fill it. We also teach that ministry does not have to be something huge and daunting. It can be as simple as finding a family in need and helping them in that need. It might be bringing food to someone who just got out of the hospital; it might be visiting the elderly or mowing someone’s lawn who is unable.
Here is an opportunity to worship the Lord, fellowship with the church body and see where you can serve Our God in this church!