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More than Money

When you hear the word “generosity” you may automatically think of money. But generosity is so much more than that. Generosity is freely giving to someone else what God has given you— whether it be talents, time, or resources—without expecting anything in return. One example of this is how your generosity impacted a widow in our church named Linda. Linda had several repairs that she needed done around her home and a group of people in our church used their…

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Pay It Forward

A simple act of kindness can have a massive impact. Something as small as a smile, someone letting you have the last parking spot, or a stranger paying for your food. If you have experienced this, you know how much joy it can bring. Cayla and her family are just one example of how simple acts of kindness can make a difference. Check out her story.  “This was our first year serving on Serve Day. For our project my family…

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One Act of Kindness Can Make a Difference

Last Saturday we sent volunteers out to meet the needs in our community. Although Serve Day may have looked a little different this year, it was still just as impactful. But, serving others isn’t something that is limited to one day a year. It’s something that Christians are called to live out daily.  Lou Ann decided that instead of participating just on Serve Day she would serve for an entire week. Take a look at her story.  “Being a senior…

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What Serve Day means to a Single Mom

Serve Day 2020 is right around the corner. You may be asking the question: Why is Serve Day still happening? Even with all the challenges and difficulties of this time, we still believe the local church is the hope of the world. When we heard about the needs around us, we knew we had to do something. With everyone’s safety in mind, teams will be sent to serve refugees, veterans, single moms, those experiencing homelessness, widows, and the elderly. There…

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A Place to Call Home

We all long for someplace to call home—to belong. Once you’ve experienced this it can become hard to leave. But God often calls us to go. And when we go we can often end up feeling homesick. Maybe, like Betsy, you have experienced this feeling. Take a look at her story of finding a greater sense of belonging and the inspiration behind our new EP “Home.”  “Our acceptance and where we are found is not in anything that we do,…

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Don’t Do Life Alone

“All my life, I said I hated small groups. People are fake. I don’t need to go share my feelings with strangers.”  We can all relate to these types of anxious thoughts driven by fear. Clint just happened to put it into words. This past December Clint shared with us on the blog how spiritual family changed his life, but it wasn’t just a one time thing. Take a look at how he is still experiencing the power of spiritual…

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Your Gift Matters

“Your gift doesn’t matter.”  Maybe you have believed this lie. The truth is that we all have something valuable to add. Not only does your hard work bless the one you serve, but you experience greater connection and purpose in the process. Just ask TD and Shelley .  No matter how disconnected you may feel, using the gifts you have to serve others brings a greater level of fulfillment than you can experience alone. God wants to use you right…

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