The Importance of Community Service: How Our Church Gives Back

14
Jul

The Importance of Community Service: How Our Church Gives Back

Being in a thriving community can be one of the best feelings in this world. However, just like raising a child, building and maintaining a healthy community requires concerted efforts to help create a sense of belonging and connection with others.

Community service is essential to being a responsible member of society. Serving the community provides one an opportunity to make a positive difference in the world and helps to foster a sense of belonging and purpose. In this article, we will explore the importance of community service and how our church gets involved.

Community Service Teaches Us to Be Good People

Serving the community is an invaluable experience that not only helps the recipients but also has the power to transform our lives and make a positive impact in our local communities. Community service instils in us values such as selflessness, kindness, and generosity that make us feel good.

Community Service Makes Us to Be Good Citizens

One of the greatest benefits of community service is learning to be more selfless and considerate of others’ needs. The fact that we always put the needs of the recipient ahead of ours helps us develop a sense of empathy and understanding for the less fortunate.

Another critical aspect of community service is that it makes us understand the value of hard work and dedication. The discipline of committing to community service makes us become more responsible and reliable citizens

Community Service Is Giving Back To Community

One of the most common forms of community service is to volunteer with a local charity or organization. Therefore, community service is an amazing way of giving back and making positive changes within our neighbourhoods. Giving back ranges from simple activities such as participating in fundraisers, planting trees, donating items, or cleaning up local parks.

 

The church, being a part of a larger community, has a huge role to play in terms of giving back. The scripture stipulates the importance of giving back to the community.

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25

Much emphasis should be put on the “encouraging” part as it implies people should steer each other toward love and good deeds. What’s more is that when we join together, we harness the immense power of Christian fellowship meaning nothing can stop us.

Our church recognizes that and the following are ways we are giving back:

  1. We have adopted an elementary school

Public schools are always underfunded. As a church, we came together to adopt the local elementary school. Adopting needy schools can allow the church to offer support in multiple ways including volunteering and offering technical assistance.

  1. Money and item Donations

We have a special kitty whereby those members who cannot volunteer can give money and physical items instead. The money is then purposed to assist particularly needy, worthy organizations in our area.

  1. Organizing community clean-ups

Our youth participate in a community clean-up once every month at an open space of their choosing. The aim is to spruce up the city while promoting fellowship.

  1. Volunteering in elderly homes

The church recognizes the plight of older citizens. Therefore, it regularly sends youth to help them with lawn mowing, household chores, and emotional support.

 

To sum up, the church believes in its ability to provide unconditional love to the community. Helping spread that love through community service is a responsibility that the church does not take lightly. The church will continue to send out ripples of love and giving that will manifest in myriad ways.

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