Blitz Your Community

08_BP_freebikes_JNBy Michael C. Mack

In May, Northeast Christian Church, Louisville, Kentucky, canceled weekend church services, opting instead to serve an urban community of the city where the church has a campus. Nearly 2,000 church members rode buses to Clifton, where they were mobilized for more than 4,000 hours of service.

How does a church plan a serving event of this scale? Randy Gordon, “Go and Do” minister at Northeast, suggested that church leaders “establish points of contact in the community to identify the legitimate needs.” Northeast staff and volunteers visited schools, businesses, government leaders, community ministries, and a bar owner simply to ask “What does the community need most?” Then the church planned serving projects based on the responses. For more information, contact Randy at Randy.Gordon@necchurch.org.

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