Email to Ridge Tech Vols...
Hey everyone. What a great month. Hard to believe that BLDG D launched about a month ago. It's been encouraging to me to see the volunteers step in and serve in Tech. I have enjoyed serving alongside you, watching you all discover talents you never knew you had and hopefully helping you to develop your skills to take Austin Ridge to the next level. Thanks for being flexible, and willing to learn!
More than a skill or a "thing that you do", I pray that serving in Tech becomes worship for you. During the times when you gently fade the key lights up... or click on a lyric... or tweak the EQ on a vocal... or get critical focus on the teacher... in that moment, more than serving Austin Ridge members you are worshiping God.
Romans 12:1 || Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship. - http://bible.us/Rom12.1.NIV84
I hope you see it that way, and I pray that your desire to serve at Tech is a God-centerd desire. Gadgets and gizmos, while awesome, are fleeting. Brad Thomas has mentioned that we don't "celebrate the launching of a building." Similarly, we don't celebrate Tech for Tech-sake. We celebrate, we work, we serve Him, and pray that He in turn will work through us.
Colossians 1:28-29 || Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. - http://bible.us/Col1.28.ESV
It is an honor to serve alongside you each week. Let's hold each other accountable. We're not serving for Tech's sake, but for God's.
Appreciate you all.
Steadfast in Christ,
Jeff "JD" Reed
Austin Ridge Bible Church