How Can I Help My Congregation?


Being a part of a congregation is like being a member of a family. We are all "mishpocha" (family) - and, like all families, we need to support one another in both good times and bad times. Yet, congregations have a special calling - a calling not only to reach the lost, but to also teach and educate those who come and join the family. But, it takes involvement and participation from everyone.

Here are some following ways that you can help your congregation:

  1. Prayer:

  2. “Do not be anxious about anything—but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to G-D” – Philippians 4:6

  3. Pray for the Congregation

  4. Pray for each other

  5. Pray for the leadership

  6. Pray for the community

  7. Pray for yourself

  8. Pray for Rabbi and his family

  9. Pray Individually – Daily

  10. Pray Corporately – Congregational

  11. Service:

  12. “ For G-D is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love that you showed for His name, in having served and continuing to serve the holy ones” – Hebrews 6:10

  13. Know your gift(s) and utilize it/them

  14. Know your fellow members (talk, call, or visit)

  15. Know your limits

  16. Know yourself (attitude)

  17. Learning:

  18. “They were devoting themselves to the teaching of the emissaries and to fellowship, to breaking bread and to prayers” – Acts 2:42

  19. Participate in Shabbat services

  20. Participate in Bible Study

  21. Participate in Weekly Prayer Services

  22. Participate in Discipleship Studies

  23. Participate in weekly Torah Portions

  24. Giving:

  25. “The point is this: whoever sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully shall also reap bountifully. Let each one give as he has decided in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion—for Adonai loves a cheerful giver” – 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

  26. Give cheerfully

  27. Give freely of your tithes and offerings

  28. Give without thought of reward

  29. Give systematically (first-fruits)

  30. Give according to your abilities

  31. Give according to what Adonai has entrusted to you

  32. Do not give of what you can spare

  33. Do not give out of compulsion

  34. Witnessing:

  35. “But you will receive power when the Ruach ha-Kodesh (Holy Spirit) has come upon you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and through all Judah, and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” – Acts 1:8

  36. Be filled with the Holy Spirit

  37. Be responsible with the Gospel

  38. Be loving towards others (no matter who they are)

  39. Be hospitable towards others (especially our own)

  40. Be flexible (all is not according to plan; especially ministry)

  41. Be aware that G-D is watching you

  42. Be aware that others are watching you

  43. Be aware that others look to you as a standard

  44. Be aware of your faults and bad attitudes (do not murmur)

  45. Be aware of your inclinations or tendencies

  46. Be aware that G-D may be testing you

  47. Be humble in all that you do

  48. Be forgiving to others (especially our own)

  49. Worship:

  50. “I urge you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of G-D, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice—holy, acceptable to G-D—which is your spiritual service” – Romans 12:1

  51. Be faithful to your G-d

  52. Be faithful to your Congregation

  53. Be faithful to your leadership

  54. Be a light in your Congregation (volunteer your services)

  55. Be a light to the youth of the Congregation (be good examples)

  56. Be a light to the elders of the Congregation (respect our elders)

  57. Be a light to your community

  58. Be a light to your family

Being a part of congregation is a great responsibility, and as well as a great joy. It's important that we all do our part to encourage one another and support one another. May Adonai bless you and keep you.

Shalom

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