The Church of Jesus Christ is one of the most expansive peoples in the world. We claim members from many nations and tongues. Our people can be found on every continent and most countries. Christians exist nearly everywhere. We are perfectly poised to be a force for good in this world. And we should do as much good as we can for as long as we can.
Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” There are many of us who are weary today. Many are struggling to do well. The idea of a harvest may seem a distant dream. But, Apostle Paul adjures us not to give up.
The following verse may shed some light on what that well-doing might look like. Verse 10 continues, “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to the family of faith.”
Loving those who do not love us is one of the foundational teachings of Christianity. Love is our hallmark as Christians. Jesus said we would be known by our love. That being said, we are encouraged to do good, “especially to the family of faith.”
At Share, we’ve given a lot of thought to what that might look like.
Imagine a community of Christians, all of whom operating as small Christian businesses, excited to serve Churches and Christian organizations. Shaar’s Freelancers possess skills that Churches need and use on a regular basis. Some of them have never considered “full-time” ministry, but want to support the body of Christ. Others may be pastors themselves who want to lend other Churches a hand in their spare time.
The Share community would be a beautiful picture of connection within the Church family.
Larger Churches could allow smaller Churches access to their talented staff during their free time. A congregation who could never afford the position of Creative Pastor would be able to pay for graphics or video editing from a Christian looking to “do their part” for the Gospel. An isolated Church could access the talent to have a greater impact on their community without trying to find more local staff. A missionary Church could leave the creative work to someone else while they double down in the mission field. And the one doing the creative work may be funding their own missionary work.
The picture that emerges is a vast, interconnected family of faith doing good for each other. By leveraging our resources as “the Church”, we can affect change in our communities and equip the Gospel to go forth into all the world.
As a leader, you may never have considered “remote” or “freelance” as terms that applied to your organization. Many people seem to think using remote freelancers for a project would remove their enthusiasm or commitment to the mission. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. We all share the same mission: Preach the Good News.
We believe that doing good for the family of faith is well-doing and worth doing. We should invest in them wherever we can. If you want to learn more about how you can join this family of Christian freelancers or receive proposals from them on your next project, you can find us at ShareTalent.co.
And remember, “in due time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”