Serve Day

July 11, 2020

Serve Day is an amazing opportunity to bless others and to be blessed as thousands will go out into our communities to show the love of Christ through real and tangible ways.

We encourage Small Group Leaders to be thinking about the project they will host this year and to register their group’s project on the Serve Day app. If you are not part of a Small Group this summer, there are plenty of Serve Day projects to participate in and we would love for you to join us.

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Safety

Serve Day this year will look a little different as we all take steps to ensure we are serving in a safe way for everyone involved. In order to make sure you have everything you need to serve safely, we have developed a Serve Day Kit. The kits will include your Serve Day shirt, non-latex gloves, mask, hand sanitizer and more! We will be making kits available with a drive-through pick up this Thursday, July 9th at all of our campuses. You can drive by and pick up your kit from 9 am – 11 am or 4 pm – 6pm.

Here are a few helpful guidelines we would like everyone to follow as we serve:

For the best Serve Day experience, head to the App Store and download the Serve Day app to register, serve, and check-in to your project of choice. We can’t wait to see God move on Serve Day this year as we meet needs and share His love with others!

Project Ideas

General Ideas
Offer to take free family portraits
Leave treat bags and handwritten notes for your delivery drivers
Do a prayer walk or prayer drive in your community
Voice record prayers for loved ones and text it to them
Leave encouraging messages around town in sidewalk chalk
Put together a dinner kit for a family in need
Donate blood to your local blood bank
Clean up a widow or single parent’s yard
Help with home cleanup or repairs for those who are physically or financially unable to do it themselves
Clean up or help with new landscaping for a local school
Place American flags at a Veterans cemetery

Common Questions

What is Serve Day?

Serve Day is our annual outreach event that closes our Summer Small Group Semester. It is an exciting opportunity for us, the local church, to go into our communities and love our neighbors. This summer, whether through a Small Group or by joining a Serve Day project, come be a part of serving our communities and sharing the love of Jesus through simple, practical acts of kindness.

SERVE Day 2020 is on July 11, 2020.

I want to participate in Serve Day but I am not in a small group. How do I find a small group?

The best way to get involved is through a Summer Small Group, and you can find the group for you by searching our Small Groups Directory. Most groups are open to new members throughout the semester, so feel free to contact the leader of a group that fits your interest, meeting location, and time preference.

If you’re unable to join a Summer Small Group but would still like to join a Serve Day project, you can search available projects through our Serve Day Mobile App.

What if I don’t have Serve opportunity selected and my small group wants to serve?

Our hope is that each Small Group plans and participates in a Serve Day project this summer.

If your Small Group is in need of ideas, view the Serve Day Project Guide or visit the Ideas page for more information on how to get involved.

How do I plan a Serve Project?

Get creative! Assess the needs of people in your neighborhood and in our local communities and plan a project that meets those needs. Check out our list of ideas and other options from local service organizations for ways to get involved. Learn more about project planning in our Serve Day Project Guide.

How do I communicate to the church which Serve Day project our group is planning?

We’d love to know how your group plans to participate in Serve Day 2019. You can register your group’s Serve Day project though the Serve Day Mobile App.

Who pays the costs associated with our Small Group’s Serve Project (supplies, travel expenses, etc.)?

Each Small Group is responsible for the costs associated with their Serve Day project. We recommend spending time planning your project based on your group’s size and commitment level.

What should I bring on Serve Day?

Bring any personal items you may need during your project: Serve Day T-shirt, sunscreen, drinking water, sneakers, a hat, etc. Your Small Group Leader can confirm any project-specific items you may need to bring: gloves, rakes, lawnmowers, tarps, work tools, etc. Work clothes are a good idea for serve opportunities requiring physical labor, and we recommend not wearing jewelry.

How will the church communicate additional details about Serve Day?

Small Group Leaders and Co-Leaders will receive weekly emails with Serve Day updates. Updates will also be made available through our new Serve Day Mobile Application.

What if it rains?

If your Serve Day project is outside, make plans to have an inclement weather option available. Some possibilities include visiting a nursing home, serving at a local service organization, or cleaning classrooms at a local school. For indoor serve ideas, view our list of project ideas.

Who can I contact with questions or concerns?

Your Small Group Leader should have additional information about Serve Day, or you can email our Outreach Team at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Ready to Serve?

Serve Day will take place on July 11, 2020. Download the app to join or register your project today!