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LLM: March 2013 – Service

11 years ago written by

Known for Service

Everyone is known for something. Sometimes we even get nicknames.

As a sports nut, I love the unique names given to players. Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky was dubbed “The Great One.” Pro football’s Anthony McFarland was “Booger.”

In the Bible, John was known as “the disciple whom Jesus loved” (John 13:23, 21:7, 21:20). God called David “a man after my own heart” (Acts 13:22).

I’m known as an idea guy. I’m generally not known as a detail person.

What are you known for? Are you known for a great crossover dribble or for knitting ability? Are you “the encouraging card lady” or “the grouchy usher”? According to Scripture and Free Methodist history, we should be known as servants.

Last month’s Vision Cast ( featured people who embody service. Dr. Mark Brown of Edgewood FMC shared how a lay-led community service movement is changing the greater Rochester, N.Y., area.

This month you’ll read about Lamb’s Fellowship, nicknamed “the church that helps people” by Lake Elsinore, Calif., residents. Wouldn’t you like to be known like that? What would happen to you or your church if you took on that reputation? As you serve, would you consider sharing your story at

And for the record, I do have a few nicknames, but I’m not revealing them!


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