It takes many people working together to make a church run smoothly. Although the focus of Goshen Baptist Church is to ultimately point people toward an understanding of Jesus Christ and eternal salvation, it takes a strong staff to provide the facilities, atmosphere, encouragement and support needed for a congregation to grow and learn.
The congregation of Goshen Baptist Church, along with other churches, appoints officers to guide the overall direction of the church in much the same way as officers in for-profit businesses. Officers are often the most experienced, resourceful and active members of a church congregation and must divide their time between the personal needs of church members and the administrative needs of the organization.
In His grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility sriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.
--Romans 12: 6 - 8