Serve Day

Febraury 3, 2024

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 Grow Group Leaders to be thinking about the project they will host this year. If you are not part of a Grow Group this fall, there are plenty of Serve Day projects to participate in and we would love for you to join us.

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 a 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. It is an exciting opportunity for us, the local church, to go into our communities and love our neighbors. This fall, whether through a Grow 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.

I WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN SERVE DAY BUT I AM NOT IN A GROW GROUP. HOW DO I FIND A GROW GROUP?

The best way to get involved is through a Fall Grow Group, and you can find the group for you by searching our Grow 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.

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE SERVE OPPORTUNITY SELECTED AND MY GROW GROUP WANTS TO SERVE?

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

If your Small Group is in need of ideas, 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.

HOW DO I COMMUNICATE TO THE CHURCH WHICH SERVE DAY OUR GROUP IS PLANNING?

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

WHO PAYS THE COST ASSOCIATED WITH OUR GROW GROUP’S SERVE PROJECT (SUPPLIES, TRAVEL EXPENSES, ETC.)?

Each Grow 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.

HOW WILL THE CHURCH COMMUNICATE ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABOUT SERVE DAY?

Grow Group Leaders and Co-Leaders will receive weekly emails with Serve Day updates.

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 Grow Group Leader should have additional information about Serve Day, or you can email our Outreach Team at outreach@growchurch.com.

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