We serve because God blesses each person with certain gifts to use in serving others.  As a response to God, we use those gifts.

Bedford First UMC is an Equipping Church where:

Pastors, staff, and leaders equip and organize the congregation for ministry

A person’s ministry role, spiritual gifts, talents, and life experiences are discerned through a process called Ministry Discovery

People are matched with ministries in the church and community to serve using their God-given gifts



There is a variety of ways to use your gifts to serve:

Ministries of Hospitality at church

Additional Ministries that take place within the church

Ministries in the community and beyond

Ministry opportunities for individuals, teams and families.


If you are interested in Serving and would like to meet with a Ministry Discovery Guide to assist you in discovering your ministry role and Spiritual gifts please click here.

To take a Spiritual Gifts assessment please click here.


Ephesians 4:11-13

Now these are the  gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachrs.  Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.  This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in The Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.