What is "Serve the World?"
At The Grove, we try to simplify what we do. We are basically about three things: Love God, Grow Together, and Serve the World. This both defines our passions and values, as well as our discipleship process as we move people from a relationship with God, to growing in Christ and building community, and then out in to the world to love and serve.
Serve the World is the third step in our ministry process here at The Grove.
Upon raising from the dead, Jesus sent out his followers with this charge, “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19,20). He then said to them, “you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
Most people begin at our first step, "Love God," by coming and being a part of our Sunday Morning Gatherings. Then, after a while, they make the commitment to be more a part of the church by moving to the second step, "Grow Together," and joining a Life Group.
Our hope, is that everyone would understand that part of our ultimate goal at The Grove is that we would be a community of people who "Serve the World."
This is what the ministry process moves people towards; an awareness that, as Jesus said, we are here to serve, not to be served.
We accomplish the "Serve the World" process by providing opportunities for, and partnering with organizations that, show and share the love and hope of Jesus to a broken and hurting world. There are three aspects to "Serve the World," LOCAL (our "Jerusalem"), REGIONAL (our "Judea and Samaria") and GLOBAL (the "ends of the earth").
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