Use Your Gifts
Simple acts of personal kindness can open hearts to the love of Jesus for both those being served and those serving. We want every person who is passionate about helping people to find the right opportunities to effectively use their gifts to build up the body of Christ and extend the Kingdom of God.
At Compel, there are a number of ways to share the freedom of God to the community.
These are actually a part of of our Connect Groups culture and meet weekly for Serve Your City Studies. Once per month (or more often if they choose), these groups plan and participate in a SERVE Project in our community.
Sign up for a Serve Connect Group by selecting your campus:
The first Saturday of the month, there are multiple projects planned throughout the community. Anything from visiting nursing homes, doing yardwork for the disabled, taking hot meals to the sick, or even building furniture for families in need. You simply sign up for a project, then join them that day and MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Do you have a SERVE project in mind? Do you have a team that wants to join in with you? Then register your project here for our next SERVE Saturday!Register A Project
Choose a Project
2 Weeks Before
Discuss the following questions with your group to help decide on a Serve Day project.
- Does your Campus Leadership or Desoto County Dream Center have any community serve projects that you can help with? Can a project serve the vision for why we are here?
- Is there someone you know that needs help (Single Parent, Sick, Elderly, Widowed, Out of work)?
- What business or organization within your sphere of influence could use a blessing?
- What are you passionate about? Is there something you believe in doing?
- What serve opportunities best suit our group’s skills and abilities? (Prayer, worship, teaching, physical labor, etc.)
- What resources do we have access to?
Remember you don’t have to eliminate the physical need, but we can use the physical need to nurture the spiritual need.Once your group has discussed the options, decide together on the best project for your group, and let your SERVE Leader and Campus Leadership know what you plan on doing. The best plan is “OUR” plan.
Plan Your Project
1 Week Before
Familiarize your group with the individual or organization you’re serving as best you can.
Determine the ideal number of people for your project. Will too many be a distraction or make a spectacle of who you are serving? Does your project have the capacity for others to serve with your group, or are more people needed than just your group?
Make a list of preparations and assign responsibilities according to each group member’s skills and gifts.
Make sure all group members have access to project details.