What is Spirit in Action?
Spirit in Action, our service ministry, supports all of the core values of our mission statement, which are: Love, Healing, Oneness, Abundance, Spiritual Growth, Service and Diversity. The purpose of Spirit in action is:
• Provide opportunities for our guests and members to participate in the activities of CSL
• Create avenues for all to express their unique talents in alignment with the Science of Mind principals
Throughout Center for Spiritual Living’s existence, we have seen our consciousness expand beyond the physical and spiritual boundaries we have entertained. We have found, purchased and transformed this building into a space where we can serve our guests and members and provide room to grow both spiritually and physically. At CSL, we come together to:
• Renew our faith
• Celebrate the Presence of God as us and the world around us
• Grow in our awareness of that Presence
Our consciousness as members expresses through our sense of ownership of Center for Spiritual living. Ownership brings with it a great deal of responsibility. In order to own and be a part of this community, we have a responsibility to practice the principles that we teach, not only in our thoughts, but in our deeds as well. Consciousness becomes faith when it is put into action.
We Use an Assets-Based Approach
There are basically two approaches to volunteer service development – needs and assets. From a needs base, things are identified which we are lacking and an attempt is made to eliminate that need. Operating in this way is reactionary and there is a tendency to survive, but not thrive. From an assets base, we identify the knowledge, skills, and qualities in our community and create outlets to utilize them in a way that serves them. This is the synergy that expands the potential of CSL. The community takes care of our home and each other because of what we have, not what we think we need. Ownership, pride, empowerment, responsibility and accountability are the natural results of our assets-based service ministry.
How may I get involved in Spirit in Action?
You may be asked. Certainly, our intention is to personally invite everyone into service ministry. However, being greatly outnumbered by the congregation, the team leader and other volunteers may take some time to ask you to serve. Please keep your contact information current with the office so we may call you to invite you. But you don’t have to wait for us to call!
Talk to us. If you feel it is time for you to be in service, please talk to the Spirit in Action Team leaders, other volunteers, CSL staff, Board members, Practitioners, or Ministers. They will ensure you are led to the right person.
Spirit in Action Teams
To provide service as a spiritual practice and create an environment where everyone feels like they are treasured guests in our home. Members of Spirit in Action accomplish tasks that are not covered by CSL Staff. This sacred and ethical service supports the Sunday services and activities of the Center for Spiritual Living Ft Lauderdale.
Welcome everyone to our services with a smile and a hug. Provide information and a kind word whenever needed. They also take the offering. If you want to get to know your community, and are enthusiastic, and selfless, and are a giver to life, (or want to develop those qualities) then this could be the role for you.
Team Leader: Eric Shelley
Hospitality gives our home a welcoming vibe by providing snacks and beverages between Sunday services. If you enjoy food and entertaining, and want to contribute joy and happiness to our community, (or want to develop these qualities) then this role could be for you.
Team Leader: Lynn Martin
Media and Sound Booth
Our audio and visuals capture the ambiance of our services and events with a seamless blend of sound, visual aids, and lighting. They are trained by the best, and provide a satisfying spiritual experience for guests with their expertise. If you have an affinity for computers and technology, love enhancing people’s experience through music video and sound, this is a great place to build your skills.
Team Leader: Doug Drew
CSL provides support and service for various community organizations and activities. If you would like to get involved in serving the greater community here in Ft Lauderdale, this could be a role for you. Meets the first Sunday of each month, following service.
Team Leader: Ken Gesel
If you enjoy planning and organizing events, fundraisers, and functions. Get involved in our social committee and provide a service that extends beyond our Sunday Service offerings. Meets the second Sunday of each month, following service.
Team Leader: Julie Gardner