Today, the Baines family shares how their family is intentional to serve as a family and how our UM model allows them the freedom to do just that.
We love to serve as a family wherever we are. We are deeply rooted in our church and in Cornerstone. This commitment has led to many opportunities to serve as a couple. Over the years we’ve helped in financial, music, youth, children, career ministries and others. We delight in being in the background, and although we’ve held many titles we do so quietly, as titles don’t matter: Jesus and His bride matter. He came to serve, not to be served (Matt 20:28), so we delight in doing the same.
Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.1 Timothy 3:13
An interesting benefit of serving with a grateful heart is that the Lord takes care of things in everyday miraculous ways. Each time we have served, we have grown closer together as a couple, realizing the blessing the Lord gave us in each other. It’s one little way the Lord helped us to grow and assured us in our faith.