What Is SERVE?
SERVE is an acronym which stands for:
- Stirring up Our Gifts (2 Tim. 1:6) to
- Edify the Body (Ephesians 4:12) and
- Reach the Lost (Luke 14:23) by engaging in frequent
SERVE is not a new BBFC Ministry, it is a new way to do Ministry by connecting each member of the body directly to “volunteer experiences” and ultimately to the mandate of God.
Who Can SERVE?
Anyone with a few hours to sow can be a SERVE partner. SERVE partners may not be able to commit to an assignment every week or month, but they certainly have some time they are willing to give. This is a great alternative to actually joining a service group. SERVE partners will support our current BBFC initiatives by volunteering at specific churchwide events which occur outside of our normal Sunday morning services. These Sunday morning services are handled by our current service teams (Ushers, Hospitality, First Friends, etc.).
As a SERVE partner, your commitment will be at least 3-5 hours:
- 90 minutes for SERVE training
- 1.5-3.5 hours for your volunteer experience
Once you attend a SERVE training, you can volunteer as often as you wish for various opportunities, if you decide to serve in the same capacity (e.g., if you want to serve in the parking lot for multiple events, you only need to attend one SERVE training). If you decide to serve in a different capacity, an additional SERVE training will be required.
Only those who attend SERVE training will be able to volunteer. We want everyone to be on the same page!
UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE:
A Place to Belong
October 28th at the University Area CDC
Training: October 20th
BBFC Guest Services and Member Services Teams
Begins January, 2019
need: team members, leads
Training: November 17th
The Experience Family Holiday Event
December 22nd at BBFC
Training: December 15th
The next SERVE training is Saturday, October 20th. The emphasis of this training will be A Place to Belong: ALL Volunteer Training. This SERVE training emphasizes "A Place to Belong" preparation. All persons who plan to serve in any capacity for this event are required to attend this training. Training manual and service assignments will be provided.