Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I want to begin by expressing what an honor it is to serve as your pastor. Over the past few months, I have seen the hand of God at work in our midst and have been truly blessed to see so many strong leaders and compassionate servants here at Marshall First. These are truly exciting days to be serving the Lord at Marshall First United Methodist Church. There are so many wonderful ministries taking place and ever-expanding opportunities to get involved in various ways for the furtherance of the Kingdom of God.

God has blessed each one of us with a special set of interests, gifts, and abilities, which He intends for us to use primarily for His glory, but also for the good of those within our sphere of influence. God has provided each and every person gifts necessary to fill the various roles of ministry in our local congregation. The only question is how will you respond to the call of God on your life to serve Him through His church.

This survey is a tool to help you and the nominations/Lay Leadership Development committee to determine where your interests and gifts fit into the work of the church through our committees, boards, and ministry teams. The nominations/Lay Leadership Development committee and I are asking each member and constituent/attender at or over the age of eighteen to complete this discernment tool. Additional copies are available in the church office or online at should you need them. We are confident God has a place for each and every one of us, so we are asking you to take some time to pray about where God would have you serve and submit or bring this completed survey back to the church ASAP. Our Charge Conference is Sunday, October 15th .

We sincerely thank you for your feedback and want you to know your input is greatly appreciated. “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26 ESV)

In Christ’s Service,

Pastor Bill

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The following is a list of questions that pertains to your interest, abilities, skills, gifts and past experiences. The information collected here will be used to better match individuals to ministries we have here at and through Marshall First United Methodist Church for the year. We will not ask you to serve in every area you indicate, and we cannot guarantee you a specific ministry area. This survey is simply a tool to help us gauge the unique talents and gifts present in our congregation for the enrichment of our church and the advancement of the Kingdom of God. Again, thank you so much for taking time to complete this survey.


Skills, Talents, and Area(s) of Expertise: Please check all areas that apply & add those not listed.

Spiritual Gifts: Please check all areas that apply.

Area of Interest and Concern: Please check all that apply

I like to

I like projects with

I prefer

I would prefer

Volunteer Roles

Kids For Christ



Hospitality team

Visitor Ministry

Children's Church

Sunday school


Vacation Bible School

Senior Adult Ministry

At the end of each year, our Nominating/Lay Leadership Development Committee works hard to make sure our committees and ministry teams are ready for a new year and fill spots as needed with individuals that have the gifts and graces for and desire to serve in those areas. Please look through the list below and indicate if you would be interested in serving on them.

Many of these offices lead committees and ministry teams, others have a special area of responsibility. NOTE: NOT ALL OFFICES ARE CURRENTLY OPEN. Our intention is to gage interest.