August 8th, 2020
SERVE DAY | AUGUST 8, 2020
Serve Day is an amazing opportunity to bless others and be blessed. Thousands will go out into our communities and show the love of Christ in real and tangible ways. Radiant Small Groups will choose a serve project of their own that everyone can do together as a group on Serve Day, so there will be many ways to get involved.
Host a free garage sale
Bring lunches to construction workers and servicemen in your area
Hand out free gum, popsicles, sunscreen, or bottled water with Acts of Kindness cards at a local park
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
Plan a “Back to School Bash” for foster care children with food, games, and a school supply giveaway
Place American flags at a Veterans cemetery
Host a free car wash for the faculty of a local school
Help with minor car repairs for the elderly, widows, or single parents
Clean up or help with new landscaping for a local school
Collect toys and games for kids in a local neighborhood
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 August 8th, 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 Radiant Group directory. Some 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 see above for some suggestions of possible projects.
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 PROJECT OUR GROUP IS PLANNING?
We’d love to know how your group plans to participate in Serve Day 2020. You can register your group’s Serve Day project though the Serve Day Mobile App. For further instructions of how to use the Serve Day app click here.
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: Radiant 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 the 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.
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 Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the Serve App
Serve is an app to help connect people to local serve opportunities by making it easy to find, join, or lead projects around them.
Know of a practical way to serve those around you? You can share vision, communicate, and engage with others to prepare for your serve inside the app.
Looking to join an existing serve project?
- Open the app and select your church.
- Use your location to easily find projects near you.
- Or browse the project directory to find a good fit for you.
- After reviewing the project details, simply add yourself to the project.
- Communicate with your leader and fellow participants internally.
The opportunities to share the love of God through practical acts of kindness are endless. Our hope is that simple acts of love can open hearts to Jesus all around the world. Together we can make a difference.