I want to participate in SERVE Day but I am not in a Small Group?
We want everyone to serve, so of course you can participate! But we also encourage you to find a Small Group - while one person ready to serve is amazing, sometimes many hands are needed to get an opportunity off the ground (it's also way more fun!). You can find a small group by searching our Small Groups Directory. Most groups are open to new members throughout the semester, so feel free to contact the Small Group Leader that best fits your interests, meeting location, and time preference.
How do I plan a SERVE project?
Let's get creative! Assess the needs of people in your neighborhood and in our local communities and plan a project that meets those needs. Check out our list of Project Ideas below, and look into other options from local non-profit organizations for ways to get involved. Learn more about project planning in our Serve Day Project Guide. When you have an idea of what you'd like to do, register your idea by using our Serve Event Request form.
How do I communicate to the church which Serve day project our group is planning?
We’d love to know how your group plans to participate in Serve Day. Let the SERVE team know what you are planning by them or signing up during the regularly scheduled SERVE sign up Sundays.
Who Pays the Costs Associated With Our Small Group’s Serve Project?
Each Small Group is responsible for the costs associated with their Serve Day project. We recommend spending time planning your project based on your group’s size and commitment level.
What Should I Bring On Serve Day?
Bring any personal items you may need during your project: Serve Day T-shirt, sunscreen, drinking water, sneakers, a hat, etc. Your SERVE Small Group Leader can confirm any project-specific items you may need to bring: gloves, rakes, lawnmowers, tarps, work tools, etc. Work clothes are a good idea for serve opportunities requiring physical labor, and we recommend not wearing jewelry.
How Will the Church Communicate Additional Details About Serve Day?
Information about Serve Opportunities will be announced on Sunday mornings, updated on the Turning Point website, and emailed to those who are members of the SERVE small group. For the most updated information, attend our monthly SERVE small group meetings on the fourth Sunday of each month in the Growth Track room!
What If We Have Bad Weather Conditions?
If your Serve Day project is outside, make plans to have an inclement weather option available. Some possibilities include visiting a nursing home, serving at a local service organization, or cleaning classrooms at a local school. For indoor serve ideas, view our list of Project Ideas.