Friday, September 19, 2008

Small Group Service Project

Small groups are a wonderful place to connect with people from your church on a deeper level. They provide Bible study, fellowship, prayer support, encouragement, accountability, and often great food! Whether your small group is your Sunday School Class, or a separate group that meets during the week, the important thing is that the group provides support for each other.

One of the things your small group may want to do is work together in service projects. Project days can be not only an encouragement to the people being helped, but they can be tons of fun to participate in. There is nothing like chatting with a friend to take the drudgery out of work.

A friend recently shared what her small group decided to do (in the way of service projects). She shared how, for the last few months, the group had been called on to help various members with moves. They would all gather and pitch in to help out. Once, they even gathered to help paint a room. They had so much fun, and it was such a blessing to the family they were helping, that they decided to make it a permanent part of their small group.

Now, once every other month, they gather at one of the group member's houses to work on what that family needs done. It's fun, helpful, and illustrates what coming along side of each other is all about! I SO want to be a member of this small group!! Too bad I'm in a different state!

What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing it!!

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