3 Ways to Make a Difference in Your Community
When we think about reaching out to our community many ideas may come to mind. We reach our community through God’s love, the church, school, and much else. See what others are saying on how their churches are reaching out to the community –
“Our church (CCLIVE.TV) will be going to the Australian Red Cross Blood Donation Centre in Robina. As a church we will give a much needed and highly valuable donation of blood.” Check out their video here. – @JosieLee91
“My church has a car care ministry that is pretty cool. A group of guys spend a couple of Saturdays each month working on cars of single moms. The moms just bring in their car for tune ups or basic mechanical help. They have even had the priviledge of giving away vehicles to a families in need.” – Lara
What are you doing to make a difference? This can be as a church, like those above, or individually. What are you doing in your community that is making a difference?
Following are three ways that I’ve thought of that we can make a difference –
- Be Involved (Attender) – you are a person who simply attends church, school, and community events
- Be Engaged (Known) – you’re more than just attending now but also sharing your thoughts and ideas, you are talking and communicating with others, also getting to know the others at the events
- Be Active (Volunteer) – you’re more than just attending and making yourself known, you’re now also making your thoughts known, volunteering, and helping to incorporate your ideas to find solutions.
You came in as the new person (attender), then you starting making yourself known by talking with others and other people are starting to know who you are, and next you decided to take the step up and volunteer. You went from your ideas being thought about to now maybe you are being told that those are good ideas and have been given permission to do something with them. This doesn’t work in every situation but volunteering or taking the lead is a typical third step.
Three ways to make a difference in your community – be involved/attend, engaged/known, and active/volunteer.
Which step are you at in your church, school, ..in your community? Which step do you need to take next? Thoughts?
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