Monthly Serve Day

Monthly SERVE Day is an outreach event designed to serve others and our communitites as we tackle a variaty of projects and show the love of Christ in a real way.

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Project Ideas

Project Ideas

Begin by asking your small group members the following questions. Hopefully, the answers will help you develop a project that is a perfect fit for your group.

  • Who in your neighborhood has a need?
  • What business or organization within your sphere of influence could use a blessing?
  • What project types best suit your group’s ages and abilities? (prayer, worship, teaching, physical labor, etc.)


General Ideas

  • Host a free garage sale.
  • Bring free lunches to construction workers and servicemen in your area.
  • Hand out free gum at a local park.
  • Clean up a widow’s or single mom’s yard.
  • Give out free sunscreen at a city park.
  • Give out free bottled water.
  • Plan a “Back to School Bash” for foster care children. Have free food, games, and a backpack/school supply giveaway.
  • Give out free donuts and coffee at bus stop or shopping center.
  • Host a free car wash for the faculty.
  • Minor car repairs for elderly, widows, and/or single moms.
  • Kids host a free kids’ toys and games garage sale.
  • Kids host a free lemonade stand.


Nursing Homes

  • Deliver fresh flowers to the residents.
  • Host a worship service at a nursing home (offer worship, devotions, prayer, and fellowship).
  • Throw a “Senior Prom” complete with live music, food, and decorations.
    -Landscape a flower garden and sitting area for residents.
    -Have kids make crafts (necklaces, wooden crosses) that can be given to residents.
    -Distribute chips and sodas to residents and employees (check with staff on food restrictions).
  • Have a Tea Party.
  • Help the residents complete care packages for foster kids.



  • Band: Serve free drinks or snacks at their practices.
    -Sports teams: Serve free bottled water at their practices.
  • Give away free mechanical pencils or energy drinks to college students.
    -Host a free picnic in the quad.
  • Give out free donuts and coffee on the quad.


Special Needs/Youth Home

  • Identify a family with a special needs child and give the family a Mom & Dad’s Day Out.
    -Adopt a group home for the day, and throw a party for the residents.
    -Build a wheelchair ramp for the disabled.
  • Organize a field day for a group youth home.


Street Outreach

  • Serve hot breakfast for the homeless in your community.
  • Do a community trash cleanup.
  • Host a “Block Party” with free food, games, music, etc. for families.
  • Renovate a run-down playground or park in the area.
  • Do a door-to-door grocery giveaway.
  • Have a “Free Grass Cutting” day.



  • Serve free coffee, energy drinks, and snacks to staff and those waiting in the emergency room.
  • Give out healthy snacks to patients of chemotherapy.
    -Deliver small gifts to patients and families in the children’s ward (toys, care packages, etc).
  • Make prayer visits with patients and those in the emergency room.
  • Take care packages with snacks, sweets, and small gift items (lotions, magazines, puzzles, etc.) to families of hospitalized children.


Business/Service Organizations/Public Servicemen

  • Wash windows.
  • Pick up trash in the parking lot.
  • Corral shopping carts to designated spaces.
  • Cook lunch for your local police or fire station.


Recommended Readings

For further inspiration, you and your congregation can get more ideas from these great books:

Servolution by Dino Rizzo
Conspiracy of Kindness by Steve Sjogren
The Cause Within You by Matthew Barnett
When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert