Being part of a lively and passionate church community is one of the best things that you can do to grow in your relationship with God. It builds your faith as you meet with other Christians and receive teaching and encouragement as you worship together. Church is a place for friendship and belonging, a place to call “home”. Whether you attend a Church in Manchester like ours or you are in another part of the UK, you’ll be aware that there are many different ways to connect in to the community of faith.

Most churches have ministries and teams working within various departments to make everything happen. They are often in need of more volunteers and will always welcome new helpers. From kids and youth work, to refreshments, worship team, men’s and women’s ministries and even building maintenance – there’s something that everyone is able to do to get involved.

Here are 3 reasons to join a team and start serving in church today:

1. It’s one of the easiest and most effective ways to get involved in the life of the church and it’s a great way to meet people and make friends. It gives you a common interest with others in the group as you work together and experience the life of the department, serving the people that the team exists to help. You’ll enjoy a real sense of being “part of it” as you make your contribution to the church and wider community. You’ll also have lots of fun as you work together too!

2. It’s an opportunity for you to use the skills, gifts and talents that you have to make a real difference to others. Only you have the unique life experience, skills and talents that make you who you are. Church life will be all the better from what you can bring. We are often the most happy when we are able to think of other people and how we can help them. As we give, we too are blessed.

3. It’s a brilliant way to serve God. When you choose to serve and give of your time and resources to build God’s church and to benefit others, you are honouring Him. Using the abilities that He’s given you is a great way to give Him thanks and praise for who He’s created you to be and what he’s called you to do. You will have a sense of satisfaction that you are playing your part in building God’s kingdom.

If you would like to be involved and are looking to find a new church in Manchester, then contact us here or come check us out on Sunday. We’d love to see you!


Bethany Church Manchester is a thriving Pentecostal Church based in South Manchester. We are a multi-National Church family and a fun place where you can be yourself and find God. Contact us here.