Confirmation Experience 3

SERVE - 8th Grade Service Opportunities:

Christ set the tone for his followers by washing their feet. A parent who serves beside their child teaches that child what it means to be a man or woman who follows Christ in real time. During year three we ask families to engage in missions together. Service opportunities can be identified by the individual family according to the needs of their community, or they can be church sponsored events. Whether you choose to go out on your own, or join a larger group, we want you to experience serving alongside one another as a family at least twice over the course of your child’s 8th grade year.

Service opportunities are EVERYWHERE.

  • Helping an elderly neighbor with a project (yard work, computer issues, replacing lightbulbs, or fixing something they can't get to on their own, etc.) or taking time to visit with them (taking them to lunch, bringing lunch over, or simply sitting and listening to them tell stories about their life.)
  • Serving in the Children's Ministry on Sunday mornings (Nursery, Sunday School, Worship).
  • Going to a nursing home - visiting with people, caroling, or simply playing games with them.
  • Volunteering at a local after-school program.
  • Participating in church-wide "All In 4 Others" Sundays .
  • Providing free child care for a couple that is completely overwhelmed by life's circumstances.
  • Volunteering to help with VBS or Upwards Sports.
  • Mission Trips during the spring and summer.

If you are struggling to come up with ideas on your own, contact the Missions office at 601-914-7109 or email missions@christunitedjxn.org