When we serve the community, we discover that often the most important things we have to offer are not things at all. One starts to uncover the full range of resources that God has given each of us – our time, presence, attention – and recognize that the ability to give stems from a state of mind and heart, a place much deeper than the material. Inspired by Jesus, we begin to discover humble opportunities to serve – everywhere.
This process begins a shift from a "me"-orientation to a "we"-orientation. We must start to look at people and situations with an eye for what we can offer them, and not vice versa. God instructs us to break the tiresome tyranny of questions like "What's in it for me?" Our church was built as a community church, so our mindset has always been contribution and not consumption. When serving Penn Hills and the surrounding communities in this way, we bring glory to God!