WE ARE CALLED TO SERVE
SERVE Hampton Roads seeks to display God’s character by connecting volunteers and resources to organizations serving the Hampton Roads community.
We desire to see churches display the character of God, through the people of God, for the glory of God. One of the ways that God’s character is displayed is through the serving of others. As Christ came to this world to serve rather than to be served (Mark 10:45), we desire to see God’s character displayed through serving the Hampton Roads community.
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)
While the causes we are passionate about should always be be dictated by scripture, we also want the means by which we address these causes to be based on the unique set of gifts and passions that God has given each one of us (1 Peter 4:10).
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:” (1 Peter 4:10)
One challenge that local churches have is how they can encourage their members passions and bless these opportunities to serve, without allowing their primary focus as a church to be diverted. With the enormous amount of needs within a given community, a church can easily become more united based on what we do for others rather than what Christ has done for us.
At the same time, we realize how hard it can be for God’s people to connect with the countless opportunities to serve that are available all around us. We are blessed to have so many local ministries and organizations that are seeking to serve the Hampton Roads community. Rather than having to create new ministries to address all these needs, praise God that many are already being met within these current ministries!
Which is why we believe the best way we can serve our local community as a church is to create a means for God’s people to be able to share, become aware of, and connect with these opportunities to serve and display God’s character. As a result, we are pleased to announce SERVE Hampton Roads.