SERVE DAY

The Life Fellowship Serve Day is made up of Small Groups and individuals who are using their gifts and talents to glorify God by serving others. We serve others by demonstrating God’s love in practical ways by caring for the felt needs within our communities and sphere of influence. Simple and practical acts of kindness can open hearts to the love of Jesus for both those being served and those serving.

We want everyone who is passionate about helping others, to find the right opportunities to effectively use their gifts, to share the good news by serving others. #SERVEday2017

If people have a project idea they would like to submit, they can do so at groups@lifefellowship.tv

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:10-11

 
 

SERVE DAY 2016

This year we had five great anchor project opportunities to bless and be blessed. We had volunteer opportunities for our families to go out into our communities, and show the love of Christ in real and tangible ways on our SERVE Day 2016, July 16th.

 
 
 
 

NEXT YEAR PROJECT IDEAS

Begin by asking your small group members the following questions. Hopefully, the answers will help you develop a project that is a perfect fit for your group.

Who in your neighborhood has a need?
What business or organization within your sphere of influence could use a blessing?
What project types best suit your group’s ages and abilities? (prayer, worship, teaching, physical labor, etc.)


General Ideas

Host a free garage sale
Bring free lunches to construction workers and servicemen in your area
Clean up a widow’s or single mom’s yard
Give out free sunscreen and bottled water at a city park
Plan a “Back to School Bash” for foster care children. Have free food, games, and a backpack/school supply giveaway
Give out free donuts and coffee at bus stop or shopping center
Host a free car wash for the faculty
Minor car repairs for elderly, widows and/or single mom’s
Kids host a free kids toys and games garage sale
Kids host a free lemonade stand

Nursing Homes

Deliver fresh flowers to the residents
Host a worship service at a nursing home (offer worship, devotions, prayer, and fellowship)
Throw a “Senior Prom” complete with live music, food, and decorations
Landscape a flower garden and sitting area for resident
Have kids make crafts (necklaces, wooden crosses) that can be given to residents
Distribute chips and sodas to residents & employees (check with staff on food restrictions)

College

Band: Serve free drinks or snacks at their practices
Sports teams: Serve free bottled water at their practices
Give away free mechanical pencils or energy drinks to college students
Host a free picnic in the quad
Give out free donuts and coffee on the quad

Special Needs/Youth Home

Identify a family with a special needs child and give the family a Mom & Dad’s day out
Adopt a group home for the day and throw a party for the residents
Build a wheelchair ramp for handicapped
Organize a field day for a group youth home

Street Outreach

Serve hot breakfast for the homeless in our community
Do a community trash clean up
Host a “Block Party” with free food, games, music, etc. for families
Renovate a run-down playground or park in the area
Do a door-to-door grocery giveaway
Have a “Free Grass Cutting” day

Hospitals

Serve free coffee, energy drinks, and snacks to staff and those waiting in the emergency room
Give out healthy snacks to patients of chemotherapy
Deliver small gifts to patients and families in the children’s ward (toys, care packages, etc)
Prayer visits with patients and those in emergency room
Take care-packages with snacks, sweets and small gift items (lotions, magazines, puzzles etc.) to families of hospitalized children.

Business/Service Organizations/Public Servicemen

Wash windows
Trash pick-up in parking lot
Cook Lunch for your local police or fire station


Recommended Readings

For further inspiration, or to get more ideas, please check out these great books:

Servolution by Dino Rizzo
Conspiracy of Kindness by Steve Sjogren
The Cause Within You by Matthew Barnett
When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert