Biblical Perspectives Exercise
The New Testament Church has relied upon the support of volunteers who have an innate desire to serve. Within the text of the New Testament, we find servant aspirations on every level of church work, in which volunteers are a core asset. These volunteers manifest their loyalty to the church by making sure the church’s priority needs are being served, and do so without expectation of monetary compensation. Many believe they are giving back to God, who first freely gave to them. Without the volunteer, the responsibilities and leadership of many church Sunday schools, choirs, and weekly maintenance requirements could not be completed. Search the New Testament for evidence of church volunteers. Create a chart of volunteering linked to specific biblical texts, with a minimum of 5 examples. Relate those roles of volunteers to a present-day organization of your choice, expanding the chart and showing how the biblical ideas are connected. Provide the chart with a 2-3 paragraph summary explaining how volunteers impact the overall dynamics of the church or the organization. Scholarly academic resources, textbooks, or other sources provided. Use of APA format is required.