APRIL 19-21, 2024
Big Serve is an opportunity for churches from across the nation to join together and serve their communities. Projects will vary from community to community and may include assisting local non-profit organizations such as shelters, food pantries, and senior adult services. Churches may also volunteer with local schools and parks to assist with projects such as weeding, painting, and maintenance. Churches may also take this opportunity to bless and show appreciation to first responders, teachers and veterans.
DETERMINE THE NEEDS
Talk to Community Leaders
Dialog with Schools
Partner with Community Organizations
Habitat/Rotary/Community Action/Shelters/Food Pantries
Observe people/needs around your church
What do the people of your church observe?
Lead your People through the "How to Share My Story” Document
DETERMINE WHAT YOU CAN DO
What resources are needed? (time, talent, treasures)
Is this a one time or ongoing need?
Share the “needs” with your people
Share the “why” with your people
Promote within your church
Report what you are doing
Apply for a grant ($500-$2000 available to bless your community)
Lead your People through the "How to Share My Story” Document (If you haven’t already)
Place an apparel order for your local church (combining orders will save on shipping costs)
Each Church Report to the BIG SERVE PLANNING PROJECT REPORT IN THE SHARED FOLDER
Personalize and send press release to local news agencies/online resources
Have your people sign-up for a specific project
Join us for a Prayer Zoom Meeting at 7pm!
DO THE WORK
Be Excellent/Go Above
Finish the Job
May and beyond
DO NOT FORGET
Follow Up with those who were served
Continue the relationship
How can you continue to help?
How can you present Jesus?