Make A Difference

"...I will take you as my own people..."

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Knowing God is a defined moment. Finding freedom is a process. Discovering your purpose is the aim. Making a difference is about living beyond yourself which is only possible when you serve an extraordinary God.

Step Into Your Calling

It begins with Knowing God followed by submitting to the process of finding freedom and moving forward with discovering your purpose.    

What is a calling?

A call is when God leads, draws, impresses upon you to do a specific task for him. The task can be a life long service of God in a specific area sometimes reflected in our vocation, but many times it is outside our vocation. In the Bible Moses was called to deliver the Hebrews out of slavery. Ruth was called to come alongside her mother-n-law.

Some of the people of South Shore have felt called by God to do things like become a guardian ad litem, volunteer at Alta Vista Elementary school, go on a missions trip and be a community life group leader. 

How to recognize a calling?

A calling can come in a specific time and place like the apostle Paul, but for most of us it is a process. Moving through and continuing a lifestyle that incorporates the first three values and out of that God implants in us the invitation to make a difference. Lean into those impressions by asking others to pray and take whatever necessary steps are needed to move you towards fulfilling your call such as stepping up to volunteer, fill out paperwork, take that class, make that phone call.

Stand On A Cause

Making a difference is centered on a cause.  Our cause is to serve the One who saved us and focus on what He wants us to focus on. This is not about climbing Mount Everest or writing a best seller.  It is about doing something that makes an eternal impact.

"But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus -- the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God, " Acts 20:24, NLT.

We would like to help you make a difference.  For more information contact

Connections Pastor, Randy Miller
(941) 362-3142 ext. 2 

Hear Others Share About Making A Difference

“I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians.
I will free you from being slaves to them, and
I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment.
I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God.
Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out
from under the yoke of the Egyptians.”
— Exodus 6:6-7, NIV