(FIA Countdown) FIVE Days- One More Thing to Know for FIA Day

#5: Is it ok to have fun during ‘Faith in Action?’  

Yes, it IS ok to have fun!

You may think this is a weird question, but it’s not an uncommon one. Some think that if a person is having fun, then it’s not really sacrificial ministry. And that couldn’t be further from the truth.

When searching for a place to serve (both this weekend and in an ongoing way), let your SHAPE be your guide:

S – Spiritual gifts –

How has God gifted you? Because he has.

H – Heart –

What are you passionate about?

A – Abilities –

What are your natural abilities? Leadership? Humble service? Connection with kids?

P – Personality –

What type of service fits your natural personality?

E – Experiences –

What have you experienced in life that makes you more suited for a certain ministry?


We are created by God and we are each unique. When you find a ministry that fits your SHAPE, it’s fun. It’s productive. It’s fulfilling. It connects you more deeply with God.

Something else to remember about how you are SHAPE’d:Together

1 Corinthians 12:27 says “Now all of you together are Christ’s body, and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it.” Pay attention to “separate” and “necessary.” The image here is an image of a body where everything has a role and it says they are separate and necessary; that they all work together. And your work here makes a difference.

Even for this upcoming FIA weekend, do you know what it takes to pull this off? You’ve been getting emails from me and hearing Randy speak about Faith in Action in his sermons, but we actually don’t do as much as you think to pull this weekend off. There is a whole team (leading different sections and including many project leaders) working behind the scenes doing many different things to make this whole thing happen.

We all work together. Each of us has a separate gift but we’re necessary for one another. And the culmination of this whole “working together” thing will be huge impact for our community.

So yes, have fun! Smile a lot! Enjoy the day, the people, and the fact that we are each uniquely gifted by God…and that we’re always, always, always better together.

Mike Horton
Mike and his wife Jeanne-Mari are the Community Pastors at Highpoint Fellowship -- dedicated to making it easy for people to connect in relationship groups, providing tools to help groups grow in faith, and empowering groups to go be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community. Before that, they were Youth Pastors here at Highpoint for many years. Mike & Jeanne-Mari were married in 1994 and have a really cool & feisty 14-year-old daughter. They have lived in Cedar Park and attended Highpoint since 1997.