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I really want to serve God, but I don't know how. Just showing up at church doesn't seem like much, but what else should I be doing?


“Just showing up at church” may not seem like much to you – but it shows others that God is important to you, and is a good example to them. It also gives you an opportunity to learn more about God’s plan for your life, and to grow in your faith in Christ.

But your church is important for another reason: It’s a good place to find opportunities to serve God. Almost every church I know depends on volunteers to help carry on its ministry – from singing in the choir or keeping the nursery, to leading a Bible study or helping in the church office. Your church may be involved in community projects also that need volunteers. Check your church bulletin for openings, and let your pastor know also of your willingness to help.

But you can serve God in other ways also. All around you are people who need Christ, and need to be touched by His love. Are you praying for them, and are you asking God to help you reach out to them? A sick neighbor … a young person who needs encouraging … a lonely elderly person – the list is almost endless. The Bible says, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up” (1 Thessalonians 5:11). Jesus said, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these … you did for me” (Matthew 25:40).

Ask God to show you the gifts and abilities He has given you. Then ask Him to show you how He wants you to use them – and He will.

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  1. Osamudiame Omoregbee says:

    God is Great.. I ask for Grace to serve God in truth

  2. Bethany says:

    I am searching for an opportunity to really help people. I am willing to devote my life to service if I can just find an opportunity. I just want to live a meaningful life and help people.

  3. Christopher Boatright says:


    1. BGEA says:

      Hi Christopher,

      We are glad you are searching for God and just prayed for you.

      He loves you very much and is waiting for you to find Him by beginning a personal relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ. To do this, read the short, simple steps you need to take at PeaceWithGod or chat with someone online if you click on the chat button on the bottom right-hand side. To talk with someone on the phone, call 1-877-247-2426.

      We also encourage you to find a Bible-based church and meet other believers who can support your family on your faith journey.
      Also, here is Billy Graham’s answer about finding God:

      May God bless you and your family!

      – BGEA Team

  4. Ekawa Jude. says:

    Pls, i really need to know how to serve God with my all, i want to do his will but how can i achieve it when the circumstances surrounding me is too heavy for me?…..pls advice

  5. Victoria okere says:

    I love this, I really want to serve God, so I can make heaven. The big problem I am having is I don’t know how to start. I pray that I find help here.

    1. BGEA says:

      Hi Victoria,

      That’s wonderful. Please click the link below to our website, It explains how to start a personal relationship with God by receiving Jesus Christ as your Savior. You can also chat online with our trained volunteers or call 1-877-247-2426 to talk on the phone with a volunteer.


      God bless you!
      – BGEA Team

  6. Obah Patrick Gabriel says:

    I want to serve God for the remaing days of my life as a payback for His Goodness and mercy and grace towards me.

  7. Dustin Brown says:

    This article really spoke to me in a way I was searching for.The direction and resurrence it has given me now is something I can take action on in serving God better and being a genuine follower of Jesus Christ, And finding a place to volunteer .

  8. Opeyemi says:

    there are many abilities i know I am good at, but I don’t know the one that is my calling.

  9. kyngb says:

    He is my father and my friend. I love him so much and will always do. I say thank you for everything you have done in my life.

  10. Dennis B. John says:

    Its lovely spending time in God’s presence, i really want to spend my days with him.
    He speaks to my heart everyday and i can face life without fear, he refresh my soul with his grace and mercy…
    Oh! What a lovely friend i7