We are called to SERVE

Jesus was a servant king. He did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many. (Matt 20:28)  As we give our lives away in love and service, we too find life and are transformed. God invites us to partner with Him in the work He is doing in the lives around us. How is He calling you to serve to advance His kingdom?

Use Your Gifts

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.  —Ephesians 2:10

What are the good works God has prepared for you to DO?  Where has He called you to GO?  How can we (Third Church) equip and prepare you to be an everyday missionary in the places you live and work?  We would like to partner with you as the Holy Spirit empowers you to do good works with the gifts He has given you. 

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. —1 Peter 4:10 

Perhaps you’d like to begin with a Spiritual Gifts assessment. Click the link to discover your gifts and explore potential ways to serve.

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Serve in Adult Ministries

Are you excited about helping adults connect with God and grow in their faith? Adult ministries may be an area of service you’d like to explore.

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Not Sure Where to Serve?

Reach out to us via email by using the button below. We will be in touch with you to help you find a place to plug in.

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Serve in Student Ministry

As you serve and love students, you are given a front row seat to watch how God’s plans unfold in each one. We would love to have you join one of our teams!

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The Well Resource Center

The Well Resource Center offers help and hope for Marion County people struggling with shortages—with a lack of money, employment, transportation, housing, friends, and more.

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Hope Ministries

Hope Ministries has been serving people in need in central Iowa since 1915. We provide food, clothing, shelter and life recovery programs for men, women and children out of seven ministry centers around Des Moines.

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Lake View Camp

Lake View Camp offers a variety of camps for all ages, work trips to Texas, Kansas City, and New Orleans, and camps specifically for kids who have a parent in prison.

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Bethany Christian Services

Bethany Christian Services is a global nonprofit organization that brings families together and keeps families together. Strengthening families for the well-being of children is our top priority.

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End of life at Hospice of Pella at Pella Regional is focused on specialized symptom management and providing for emotional and spiritual needs that arise during the dying process.

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