I thought this was such a great and simple article that speaks to serving others. This is the second part of the article by Susie Larson title “Serving Others.” You can read the first half online in our Leader’s Corner archives. Hope you find it valuable.
We are called to love and influence the world by helping others. Here are a few ways you can get involved in your own community and make a difference as couples:
Join a small group. Find a common bond that draws you together, but beware of the tendency to get too exclusive with your group. Be open to new members, invite your unchurched neighbors and do outreach together. This will keep your group balanced and life-giving.
Become a mentor to someone younger. Ask God to show you a couple or single person you can take under your wing. Have dinner with them and get to know their dreams, fears and concerns. Use the wisdom God has given you to strengthen and encourage them. When you help someone grow, you grow stronger, too.
Engage in community service. Serve together at a food pantry. Deliver groceries to a shut-in. Visit a widow, an elderly person or a prisoner. Help a single parent by caring for her children and/or helping with house maintenance.
Stay connected to your extended family. Be intentional about making plans with family members, and approach family get-togethers with a heart to serve and love.
Be involved with your church family. When life gets busy, it can be tempting to disconnect, yet cutting yourselves off from the body of Christ will only hurt you.