Serving Your Community in the New Year

The New Year is just around the corner and you may be considering doing a few New Year’s Resolutions! We want to encourage you to think about a few things you can do to serve your local community in addition to things like eating better and exercising more often—perhaps they can even be connected.

Ask Others What About Needs

Ask others in your community what they think the top 3 greatest needs are in your community. How do you think God can use you and your specific set of gifts to meet those needs?

Consider Starting with your Neighborhood

Maybe this year is the year you’re going to get to know your neighbors. Make a plan for getting to know them and stick to it! You will find that people on your street or floor also have needs that need to be met—including the need for community! Be the person to create an opportunity for a strong community to build.

Ask Others What Your Strengths Are

Sometimes we don’t know our own strengths and we underestimate ourselves. Ask trusted friends and loved ones to tell you what they think you have to offer your local community and you might be surprised!

Plug In

You don’t have to start doing something major on your own! Plug into a local church or nonprofit and commit a certain number of hours per week to doing something that serves the needs of others—even when it’s hard! Sometimes you’ll find that working with others provides accountability and keeps the momentum going.

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