It’s easy to lie low in a large church. When doing so, we may not fully appreciate the consequences of failing to fulfill our commitment to serve and give as members of the church. In 1 Corinthians 9, Paul challenges the people of Corinth to come out of hiding and support the ministry of their church. Paul argues that ministers of the Gospel should be considered worthy of financial support and that God instructs His people to support those who serve in the church.
God calls us to give and serve in the church even if our service and giving goes unnoticed. Ultimately, our lack of participation does not cause the church to fail, rather, when we fail to serve and give in the local church, we don’t get to participate in what God is doing among us. What a loss!