You experience the presence of Jesus Christ in the world within your church; the world experiences the living presence of Jesus Christ as it witnesses your church. When a local church serves the world it is an expression of the love of Christ to the world. It is the body of Christ serving the world’s needs and being used by the Spirit as an agency of salvation. Thus the church is a servant body. Created for service, it serves the Lord in praise, serves one another in love, and serves the world in humility. “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Eph. 2:10).
Although the role varies somewhat from church to church, the ministry to which a person is called when he or she becomes a church clerk involves the following: (1) Secretary to church board and church in business session; (2) Church membership and record keeping; (3) Preparation of the church directory; and (4) Preparation of the church bulletin.