Several times a year we forgo gathering corporately and head out to serve non-profits and others around our city being the hands and feet of Christ. The Big Serve is a great reminder that we are to be the Church, not attend it. We have a vision that one day multiple church families will participate in the Big Serve; that the city of New Braunfels will see us, the body of Christ, being the hands and feet of Jesus on a consistent basis.
Why on a Sunday morning? We want to remind ourselves that a Sunday corporate gathering, though important, are not the end-all in being the Church, so we intentionally serve during our weekly Sunday gathering.
This is our culture and it has effects our family as individuals and those we serve. We have the same hope for churches that join us.
When is The Big Serve?
We serve on the first Sunday of March, June, September, and November from 9:30-12 (some times vary based on requests of those we're serving). We usually do not meet as an entire group that day, we just head straight to our individual sites.
Where do we serve during The Big Serve?
We ask non-profits around town and find out who needs assistance on the days that we're serving. Many non-profits around town have heard about the Big Serve and ask for assistance, so each time we serve we have a different variety of needs and locations. Some are non-profits (Crisis Center of Comal County, Connections, Salvation Army, etc) and some at individual homes in need (as directed by the Senior Center).
What types of projects will we do?
Any assortment of things! Yard work, gardening, replacing carpet, painting, organizing donations, cleaning, washing out dog pens-a wide variety of work.
Previously we served..
We have previously served..
Crisis Center of Comal County
St. Judes Children's Ranch
Is there Childcare?
Yes. Sign up children ages 0-5 when you sign up yourself for a site (separate site listed for children needing childcare). These children are welcome to serve along side you, as well. It's your family's decision.
Who will I serving with?
Your friends, neighbors, church members from the Springs and other churches. Kids, teens, adults, seniors-everyone is invited!
How do I sign up?
Once sites have been selected, there will be a link to the sign up forms HERE.
What should I wear?
Be ready to work! Typically closed toed shoes, clothes to paint or do yard work in. Bring a pair of work gloves if you have some.
Will lunch be served?
Yes! We will all rally in Landa Park for a lunch celebration.
What if I get lost? How do I contact my fellow volunteers?
You will be given your site leader's cell phone number. Just give him/her a call and they can assist.
Can my kids serve?
Of course! If a specific site asks that volunteers be of a certain age, we will have information listed on the sign up page.
How can I get my church involved?
Our dream is that one day thousands of people would serve during The Big Serve from a variety of churches and neighborhoods in New Braunfels. Inviting your church is exactly what we want. Contact Kim Francis firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.