SERVE Day Questions
What is SERVE Day?
SERVE Day is our annual outreach event that closes out our Summer Small Group Semester. It is an amazing opportunity to bless and be blessed. Thousands go out into our communities and show the love of Christ in real and tangible ways. We encourage every small group to choose a project of their own and be the hands and feet of Jesus on SERVE Day.
SERVE Day 2017 takes place on July 15, 2017.
I want to participate in SERVE Day but I am not in a small group. How do I find a small group?
Most groups are open to new members throughout the semester. Our Small Groups Directory can help you find a group that fits your interest, location and time preference. Learn more about small groups at www.ictampabay.com/impact-small-groups.
What if I don’t have a project selected and my small group wants to SERVE?
Hopefully, you have selected something to do together, but if you are in need of an idea, you can check out our list of ideas for ways to get involved.
How do I plan a SERVE project?
Get creative! Assess people and their needs in your neighborhood and around your community. Perhaps there is a widow, single mother, or elderly person that could be assisted by painting their house, cutting grass, or cleaning up the yard. Firefighters, police officers, school resource officers, nursing home residents, assisted living homes, and local business owners are all great people to reach out to and find a way to SERVE! Check out our list of ideas and other options from local service organizations for ways to get involved.
Should I communicate to the Church which SERVE day project our group is planning?
Yes, we definitely would like know about what project your group is participating in. You can register your group’s project by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use “2017 Serve Day” in the subject field of your email.
Who pays the costs associated with our small group’s SERVE project (supplies, travel expenses, etc.)?
Each small group is responsible for all of the supplies and costs associated with their SERVE project. Spend time determining the scope of your project and plan work based on your group size and commitment level.
What should I bring on SERVE day?
Plan on bringing any personal items you may need, like your SERVE Day T-shirt**, sunscreen, drinking water, tennis shoes, a hat, etc., along with any items pertaining to your service project such as rakes, gloves, lawnmowers, tarps, work tools, etc. For projects requiring physical labor, work clothes are a good idea. We recommend not wearing jewelry. Also check with your project leader for what you may need.
** SERVE day T-shirts will be provided. You will need to pick your shirt up at service on Sunday July 9th. Please be sure that you have submitted an interest form indicating your t-shirt size, or have had your Small Group leader sign you up to serve and provided your t-shirt size. Sizes available are Adult S through 4XL.
Will the church be communicating additional details about SERVE Day?
Weekly emails will be sent to all small group leaders and co-leaders, and general information will be communicated here on this site. More info may be presented during Sunday services prior to SERVE Day.
What if it rains?
If you have an outside project, make plans to have an inclement weather option in mind. Some suggestions are to visit a nursing home, serve at a local service organization, or clean classrooms at a local school.
Will there be SERVE projects available for those NOT in a small group?
Yes, there will be projects listed on the projects page that have room for others to help out on SERVE day. Many of the small groups are open for you to join them on their project. These opportunities will be posted on the Projects page. Find a project that interests you and contact the leader for questions and details.
Who can I contact with questions or concerns?
Email us at email@example.com.