CTK Serves

Small Group Service Projects

Small Group Service Projects

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The opportunities in the list below are chances to tangibly demonstrate God's care, compassion, and love for those around us. As your church, we hope this makes it easy for you to put the Great Commandment to love your neighbor as yourself into action!
Get more information about the project and the specific contact person at the partner organization you'll be working with.



The Why

Small groups are a major way we invite people to experience authentic Christian community here at CTK. Small groups help people to:
•    Love each other well (John 13:34-35)
•    Grow in their faith (Ephesians 4:11-16)
•    Serve the world around them (1 Timothy 6:18)

The What

We believe spending time in your group on these three things will produce these outcomes:
•    Pray for each other
•    Engage Scripture
•    Serve together

The How

Here are 5 simple steps your group can take to start serving needs in our community:

  1. Pick a project that will work for your group from the list on this page.

  2. At your next small group meeting, pick a date(s) that some/most of the group can make. Pay special attention to any scheduling details given on the project description page.

  3. Choose a service advocate (someone in your group other than the host) who will contact the partner to set things up.

  4. Once you've set up the project with the partner, email Jayne which project and date you've chosen.

  5. Remember to take a few pictures of your group serving. Please mail Jayne your feedback, suggestions, and 3-5 pictures! If you use social media, tag your posts #ctkserves and we will pick it up on the church’s page! This helps us reinforce the value CTK places on serving the community and inspires other groups to begin serving.

Overcoming the Why Not

EVERYONE IN OUR GROUP IS TOO BUSY. IT'S DARN NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND A DAY WE CAN ALL SERVE.

Our best advice: DON'T WAIT! Try to find a project during your normal meeting time.  Otherwise, poll the group for a day/time that works for most, put it on the calendar and serve with whoever can make it. Everyone doesn't make it to group every week so why put serving on hold waiting for that day to come. 

I'M NOT SURE WHAT THE OPTIONS ARE, AND PEOPLE IN OUR GROUP HAVE DIFFERENT IDEAS ABOUT WHAT PROJECT WE SHOULD DO.

Take turns picking the project. Let one person take the lead this time and the next person with passion for something else queue up the project next time.

MY GROUP WANTS TO DO A CERTAIN PROJECT BUT NOT ALL MEMBERS CAN PITCH IN FOR THE COST OF THE PROJECT.

This is a great opportunity to play to individual group members’ strengths. Some can contribute financially; some can deliver items; someone can coordinate the project with the community partner. God gave each of us unique ways to contribute; don't shy away from that — celebrate it! Also, matching funds may be available through the Blessing. Contact Wendy for more information.