6 Ways to Decorate for Spring: Serving Your Church
God has given us all gifts and we are all called to use and multiply these gifts. Our gifts are not for ourselves, but to be used for the kingdom.
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10
Serving in your church
Yes, we are going to talk about décor, but first we must talk about serving because decorating is just one of many areas to serve in your home church.
To often we come to church every Sunday, but never think about who is making it possible to have a gathering spot available to worship the Lord. The gathering spot is just a building but each of us make up the body. WE are the church.
There is also no insignificant service. All service is equally important, in fact the service that goes unseen is even more significant. We do not serve to be gloried by men, but we serve to glorify God. The parts of the body that are unseen are the most vital parts of maintain the church. We need members who are willing to be the hearts and livers of the body because without them, the church will not survive.
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. 1 Corinthians 12:4-5
We must be members who do all kinds of service. We must serve each other for the sole purpose of glorifying God and not to be applauded by men.
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. Hebrews 6:10
Whatever we do we must it well. Whether it be decorating, cleaning, or admiration. We must be faithful with what God has entrusted us with, even if it seems small.
How to get involved
If you want to get involved and serve in your home church you must first pray. Ask God where He wants you to serve. Even if its an area you don't feel qualified in, trust God. Where God guides He provides and He will equip you for the work He is calling you to.
If you feel called by Him on the spot, then act! Which leads me to the second point.
You must be obedient. If we are not obedient to the calling of God, then the church will suffer. In order to have a functioning church body, we must have members who are obedient. God will place everyone where they need to be, trust Him with your obedience.
Last, you must step out in faith. Again, where God guides He provides and stepping out is key. Reach out to your pastor and tell him you want to serve. And whatever you end up doing, even if it seems small, do the task well. Be faithful in whatever God has entrusted you with and do it with all your heart.
So no matter what your task is, work hard. Always do your best as the Lord’s servant, not as man’s. Colossians 3:23 (VOICE)
It was only the fourth Sunday we had attended, our pastor was giving the body a call to action about serving, and I felt Gods call. I picked up the form in front of me but then I put it down. It was only our fourth time ever attending and I felt the lie seeping in that I was new and shouldn't serve yet. But God had called us to our church and He was faithful by giving me one more chance to be obedient through our pastors words. I took that sign to be obedient to the calling, and signed up for cleaning.
Cleaning the church allowed me to get to know our pastor better and to show my willingness to serve in our church. It doesn't matter where we serve. Our only concern should be serving God, His people, and His tabernacle.
Now I'm serving on the décor team. Because of the season of life I'm in with two toddlers I no longer could clean the church every week. Even though I was disappointed at first to be serving less frequently, I took the opportunity and did the task of decorating well.
We need to take every opportunity we have to show our willingness and faithfulness. Whether the task be small or big, do it well and do it from your heart.
Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. Acts 20:28
Caring for the church of God also means caring for the building in which we gather in each week.
Now onto Decorating!
I've had so much fun decorating our church so far! And the spring décor has to be my favorite. There is just something about spring that I love. The cold yet sunny weather, the crisp air, and the hint that summer is coming.
Here are just some ideas I used in our church. I hope it will inspire you.
When I think of spring, the first thing that come to mind are birds. It is a time when the air is crisp and the birds start chirping again. Birdcages can be hung or placed anywhere and they add a nice touch of spring.
2. Watering cans
Watering cans are such a simple way to add a spring feel to the any space. They don't require much thought, just place flowers in it and then decide where it will go best.
3. Bird Nest
Of course we have to include a birds nest when we are decorating for spring. The goal behind the lobby décor was to make it spring without it looking super Easter . This is totally spring without being to overbearing.
We made this nest by taking a twig wreath, wrapping it around itself and adding some moss in the middle. To finish it off we broke some twigs and placed them on the outside so some would stick out.
The eggs we used are real eggs hollowed out. Its super simple! All I did was buy a dozen of brown eggs, poked a hole on each side, then blew out the yoke. After the eggs were hollowed I painted a few with chalk paint and splattered it with some black paint to finish it.
DIYs are the best when decorating your church!
5. Mason Jars
Mason jars are the best for any time of year! They are cheap and simple. We use them as they are to place candles in or we paint them. For our spring décor I painted two mason jars with chalk paint, wrapped twine around the top, and then placed preserved flowers in them.
And finally, crates. We love to use crates for our church. You can buy some from Michael's and stain them the color you want or you can always find crates at stores like Ross and Tjmaxx.
Fill them with flowers and you have an awesome décor piece!
I pray that this inspired you for spring! And remember the heart behind decorating you're church isn't about the décor, but about serving our faithful God.
Note: All the supplies I mentioned in this post were either bought at Michael's, Ross, or Tjmaxx. Take advantage of the sales and coupons!