The relationships and friendships of Serve that last long beyond the summer are just one of the awesome reasons why we, here at Friendship CRC, host middle school Serve year after year.
As a Host Team, we seek to provide a time of worship that is authentic and transparent, a worship experience that facilitates the work of the Holy Spirit in the transformation of young people’s lives. We laugh and we cry as we share our struggles with one another; we talk through the hard stuff and reveal some of the deepest parts of our hearts. As we empty the hearts of these young people, we fill them with God’s unconditional love, a peace that can only come from our Savior, and a hope grounded in the promises God has made to each of us.
I am amazed every year how God transforms and works in the lives of these young people through the work projects, the people we serve, the times of worship, and the fun we have together as a family. Each year Friendship CRC is blessed through Serve with a small glimpse of what the new Kingdom will look like; a family in Christ living, working, playing, and worshiping for the one true God.
We could use another twenty students and youth leaders at our Serve in 2014. And, I would also highly recommend any church thinking about becoming a middle school Host Team, step out in faith and be a part of an amazing opportunity. Be blessed and become a blessing by serving the awesome young people of God’s incredible Kingdom.
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” ~Mark 10:45