At Northside, we believe that: Small Things done with Great Love are Changing the World!
Servant evangelism projects are designed to "show God's love in practical ways with no strings attached." We call this a "conspiracy of kindness." Essentially, servant evangelism is accomplished by any activity:
- Done in the name of Jesus
- Providing a beneficial service to people
- For which no financial consideration is expected or accepted (not even donations)
Servant evangelism softens the hearts of persons who are not yet Christians - - people who often think the church exists only for itself or that it only wants people's time and money. By doing a "low-risk" activity that shows "high grace," those resistant to the faith may (now or in the future) become more open to the saving message of Jesus Christ.
These are activities in which almost anyone can participate regardless of age (children and youth love to participate) or spiritual maturity. They may be done individually or in small groups. We have cards printed up with our church name/ location of the church stating simply that we are doing this "to show God's love in a practical way with no strings attached. If we can ever help you please don’t hesitate to call.”
Currently, Northside does 5 churchwide servant evangelism projects per year:
- Valentine's Day Gift Wrapping
- Peninsula 1710
- Block Parties
- Black Friday coffee & donut giveaway
- Christmas Eve donut outreach
If you, your family or your community group would like to do a servant evangelism project on your own, great! We just need to approve the idea & we can help you finance the effort. Just email Carolyn Marshall with your project ideas two weeks in advance. Check out this link for more servant evangelism project ideas.