Anytime one goes to a movie, there is always a very carefully edited beginning which usually includes the movie company's name, the movie title, the starring actors, the directors, etc.... At the end of the film there is a list of credits which fly by so fast you can hardly make out any names at all. Often people leave the theater before these credits are finished. These are the jobs and responsibilities that often go unnoticed behind the scenes. These jobs do not receive top billing, yet if you asked the actors and directors and producers, they will tell you just how critical these people are. There would be no movie without them.
It is the same in any enterprise, including the church, except in the church we are taught by Paul that these ministries, which may seem to some as less important, are actually given more honor (1 Corinthians 12:23). There is a reason for that. Christ taught us that service is the highest of all callings. Even the Son of man came not to be served but to serve (Mark 10:45). If we are to accomplish the work of Christ, we must be willing to be servants, seeking only the glory of God, not our own. The ministries of support and service are critical to the work of Christ. Whether its assisting in the office or trimming the bushes around the building, each job is done out of a love for Christ and respect and commitment to the work of his church. As you look over these ministries, you may find just the right task you feel you can contribute to Christ's work at Quaker Avenue.