Archive for February, 2013

Let’s Start a Servolution!

I love this time of year as we approach Servolution Sunday, the day we have one very brief service, and then spread across the community to love and serve our neighbors. It’s the same excitement I feel as I prepare for an international mission trip.

This is our 5th year to Go*Love*Serve* on a Sunday morning in Southern Brazoria County. It also marks a big expansion as our new campus in Galveston – Coastal Community Church – pours 200 plus people into their community. It’s a good time to remind ourselves why we do this.

  • It’s a great opportunity to carry out one of the five purposes of the church – Ministry – as we follow Jesus’ command to “love your neighbor as yourself.”
  • Servolution opens our eyes to everyday needs we may not notice in our normal daily routine. Remember: Servolution is meant to spark a continual desire to serve others outside the walls of the church.
  • Our volunteer service brings glory to Jesus Christ. It’s not about any one of us, and it’s certainly not about our fellowship. That’s why we’ve never put our church’s name on the T-shirts. When people ask you why we do this, talk about Jesus, not about BPF.
  • Servolution opens opportunities for us to be Catalysts in our community. It’s a spiritual kind of “Show & Tell” where we show God’s love so we can tell folks about His Good News. Your opening to do this may arise as you serve Sunday morning. But the more likely opportunity for “telling” will come as you eat lunch in a restaurant Sunday with a dozen other Servolutionaries; or when folks at work or school ask what you did this weekend, or “what’s up with the shirt”. You don’t need to worry about what to say. Just look for the opening in conversation and step through the door – God will give you the words to say.

Let’s stoke the fires of Servolution this Sunday!

Live bold,

Greg