Servant Evangelism Opportunities
Servant Evangelism is our way of demonstrating the kindness of God by offering to do some act of humble service with no strings attached. SE connects people to God in a natural, easy, low-risk, high-grace way. Who doesn't like to be given a cold soda on a hot day? Especially by someone who is smiling, happy, and having fun. SE wins the heart, establishes relationships, and provides opportunities to share Jesus in a profound way that bypasses mental defenses.
It usually goes something like this:
"Hi, would you like a regular or diet?" (Soft Dink Giveaway)
"Oh, regular, thank you! This is so nice. I can't believe this is for free. Why are you doing this?"
Kindness builds the bridge for the person to receive a touch of love from God, and we always add an invitation to church or other method on connection that includes our church serivce times. Through these small touches, relationships with God are born as simple acts of kindness are done in the Name of Jesus.
That's it! Do that, and you've reached someone with the love of Christ! It's simple, practical, effective, inexpensive, and fun! Small things done with great love will change the world.
Project: Kristen Bednar Memorial
Surf Camp for Children with Autism
The SE team will meet at west end of the parking lot at Cupsogue Beach, 906 Dune Road, Westhampton Beach, on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 8:45 a.m. and work from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
But … this is no ordinary Surf Camp because this is a South Bay Church Servant Evangelism Project. We will be serving lunch, providing free beverages, picking up trash, and assisting where ever needed.
Saturday, August 12, 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet at Cupsogue Beach (West End of Parking Lot)
906 Dune Road, Westhampton Beach, NY; (631) 909-8241
Please arrive 10 minutes early.
Pease wear weather appropriate clothing and sun protection.
We usually go rain or shine; cold or warm, but this project is weather dependent.
Project: Business Blast
The SE team will meet at the church, 578 Montauk Highway, East Moriches, on Saturday, September 9 2017, at 9:45 a.m. and work from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
A Business Blast surprises employees of local businesses with a small gift, such as a basket of candy. The connection card on the basket says, “We appreciate how you serve the community with your business, and we wanted to share God’s love with you in a practical way. Enjoy!” We make sure we only give the items to employees, so they don’t think we are soliciting their customers.
Saturday, September 9, 9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet at South Bay Bible Church
578 Montauk Highway, East Moriches, NY; (631) 909-8241
Please arrive 10 minutes early.
Pease wear weather appropriate clothing.
We go rain or shine; cold or warm.
Keywords: Volunteer, help others
Share Your Evangelism Story
From Mike G. | January 17, 2017 | Coffee & Cider Give-A-Way
When Pastor asked us to write about any experiences we might have had at the coffee give away/window washing outreach, I first thought that I didn't have any. I didn't come into contact with people as I was picking up trash around the station and window washed one business. But thinking about it a bit, I realized that I felt happiness and joy from the others of our group who told of their meetings with customers. I was amazed by the fact that we gave away 80 cups of coffee and had numerous positive feedback from the people that were served. Maybe it isn't so amazing when you realize that God is at work here. I found joy that in a short time span we were able to touch and reach and show God's love, so I definitely consider this outreach a success. Especially for the person who was struggling with God that this was a blessing for them, that we are there when they needed God's love. It reminds me a little of the shepherd who left his flock to find the lost stray. I believe that if we touch and reach only one soul, then our outreach is successful and is worth the effort. For it is to God's glory that we do so. I say thank you to the people who were there spreading God's love and when a group of us are gathered together He will work wonders.
From Steve T. | November 14, 2016 | Leaf RakingI thought the leaf raking project was an excellent way of helping our neighborhood as well as getting to know our church members, although I must admit I had it easy I was using the blower that I brought possibly by Design. LOL
From Susan L. | October 10, 2016 | Business Blast
It was such a blessing to have been part of this ministry. All the businesses we brought baskets to were so surprised and appreciative. Maria and I went to Dun Rite in Center Moriches and gave the gift basket to the owner. He was kind enough to bring us back to the employee room to give it to the workers there. Their faces looked very confused when they saw us. I guess maybe they thought we were selling something or there was a problem for them to fix. After we explained that this was a gift to show our appreciation for what they do in the area, their whole body language changed and there was truly joy on their faces. The owner told us that he usually brings issues for them to solve and fix. So God touched their hearts with love and kindness!! I can't wait for next month's project!! Susan
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|Pastor Martin Hawley|