The concept of serving others almost always sounds good when people talk about it. But sometimes we forget to move forward and actually serve. Sometimes we just don't know how. This resource is a great way for individual small groups to get in the game. It will take you through the process of planning a service event from beginning to end, and includes several helpful tips and practical ideas.
This resource is also a great tool for pastors and churches. The "Event Planning Packet" contains several forms and guidelines that will be useful in organizing different projects and events. And "60 Ways to Reach Out" provides a wealth of real-life projects that can help all of your groups impact your community.
Note: To get a free preview of this download, check out Keri Wyatt Kent's article Taking the Next Step to Serve.
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By Sam O'Neal
Casting a Vision
The Benefits of Serving as a Small Group
Plus an overview of the steps it takes to get something done.
By Rick Howerton
Inspiring Your Groups to Serve
Several steps we learned from our journey into service.
By Eddie Mosley
Creating an Outward Culture for Your Ministry
Practical advice for turning around your small-groups battleship.
By Alan Danielson
Taking the Next Step to Serve
An overview of small-group service projects.
By Keri Wyatt Kent
Appointing a Service Coordinator
How to help your group grow and disciple a member at the same time.
By Heather Zempel
How Do We Choose Where to Serve?
Helpful hints for what can be a surprisingly tough decision.
By Sam O'Neal
The Logistics of Planning a Group Service Project
Here's what it takes to make things happen.
By Mark Ingmire
60 Ways to Reach Out
These practical suggestions can help your group minister to "the least of these."
By the River Church Community
Assign Service as Homework
Move a burdensome task into a life-changing experience.
By Sue Skalicky
Resources for Further Exploration
You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies of this resource within your church or educational institution.