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FAQ: How Can I Volunteer?

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You might know exactly what talents and abilities God has given you and where you are of most service in the body of Christ. Or, you might like to know where the biggest needs are and step into a serving spot that is desperate to be filled. However, you may have no idea where or even when you would be able to serve, you just know it’s what you need to do.

Guess what! There is most definitely the perfect place for you to volunteer at Severn Run!

You can find MANY volunteer opportunities on severnrun.com by clicking Get Involved. In the drop down menu, click “Serve” or “IMPACT Projects”.

Most of the opportunities under the “Serve” include ways to volunteer at The Church at Severn Run and serve your fellow Severn Runners. Examples include serving on the VIP Team, the Hospitality Team, or the Creative Team.

IMPACT Projects consist of opportunities to volunteer in support of the local community. Some projects we've done include helping at Lillie's Place, supporting mission churches, and hosting Winter Relief.

The opportunities listed are always changing and new ways to volunteer arise all the time. You can serve with kids, with adults, behind the scenes, weekly, monthly, daily, or yearly.

Connect Groups are encouraged to volunteer together. Bring up the topic of volunteering with your Connect Group and see where the group’s interests lie.

If you’re asking, “How can I volunteer?” the possibilities are limitless. Step out in faith and be amazed at how God will use you.

You’ll find that when you volunteer with the hope of blessing others, that you may end up feeling the most blessed of all.

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The Ignition Banquet Kicks Off On The Road

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On Friday, February 18, over 400 people gathered at the Ignition Banquet in the Worship Center that was transformed into a banquet hall to launch our On The Road capital campaign.

The evening was filled with fun, food, games and great conversation. A meal of salad, rice, chicken and green beans was expertly served by the boys and girls of Club 56 who generously volunteered their time to serve the food and bus the tables.

     

Pastor John and Bonni Mace hosted a fun game based on The Price is Right where in two rounds five contestants bid on the cost of various items on the Severn Run budget. People were amazed that the yearly toilet paper budget was under $500. Lee Nicholas won the game’s showcase by correctly guessing the monthly budget for the building’s mortgage.

Although the evening was wrought with fun and games and ended with a great time of worship led by the Worship Tribe, the purpose of the evening was to share the vision for the Future of Severn Run.

It is not enough to just be a church; there is a larger purpose—to creatively reveal the love of the Father through the life of the Son in the power of the Holy Spirit to our community until everyone has heard the message of God’s love.

And in order to grow our church community from 1200 to 5000+ disciples, we must first share about Jesus. Second, we must have the kind of space that allows all of those people to have a place to worship, serve and grow. And this is what On The Road is about—to gather the resources to expand ministry and friendships, and to create environments to make room for everyone.

This campaign isn’t just about a building—we are each challenged to give all we can so God can use our investment to reduce our current mortgage, increase our missions and other partnership involvement, reach more people in our community, and plan for future expansion.

There are four specific ways you can get On The Road: Give, Serve, Ask and Pray. When you give an offering (beyond your tithe) designated to On The Road each month for the next two years, you help us get closer to implementing the vision God has given. When you serve by helping with events, or by joining other areas of the On The Road Serve Team, you help make the journey a success. By asking others to help, or inviting them to be a part of Severn Run, you can help others experience the blessing of extravagant giving. And when you pray, you help fuel the journey and guard against mishaps. 

And so we ask that you prayerfully consider the role God has for you over the next two years that we are On The Road. Remember that even a small gift is not small at all when you put it into the hands of God.

Learn more about On The Road.

God gives what pleases Him, not what glorifies us!

1 Peter 4:10

What we need to understand in this journey, is that we are stewards of life, not owners! All of life belongs to God! When we call life ours, we are totally re-writing reality. We are disagreeing with the simple truth that we are stewards! God is a God who has given to each according to what He wanted (1 Peter 4:10). In the story, we have been given something that we didn't create, earn and don't even own. It's a temporary holding and we are managers. The trouble is that we want more! Not for the glory of God, we want more for our glory! Well, God almighty gave each one of us what He wanted us to have for His glory and for His purposes. God gives what pleases Him, not what glorifies us! 

You see, God doesn't compare what He gave us to what He gave others, and we shouldn't compare what we've been given either. Our purpose isn't their purpose! So the question is what will we do with what we have in the short time we have before we offer it back? -Dr. Drew Shofner

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