Churches from Naples to New Zealand join the Servolution
Churches all over the world are joining together for a Servolution – a seven-day movement from April 3–9 that is geared toward serving local communities. Members of Tree of Life Church at 2132 Shadowlawn Dr. in Naples will also serve up some Christian love during the Servolution.
“How simple it is to show God’s love through service. Even the Son of Man did not come to be served. Instead, he came to serve others,” Tree of Life Senior Pastor Andrew DeLong said.
Tree of Life members will help people with their groceries at a local grocery store and pump gas for patrons of a local gasoline station. They’ll also pay for gasoline for a few random strangers. The pastors and the leadership team will also help a pastor from a church down the street during the seven days of Servolution.
“We’re all here to serve, and service is part of our worship process,” says Jimberly Manjarrez-Kroenung, a volunteer at Tree of Life. “It can be the smallest things like bringing someone’s groceries to their car, weeding someone’s flower bed or handing them an ice cold bottle of water on a hot day. It just shows the community that we’re here and that we’re trying to build community.”
The Louisiana-based Healing Place Church launched Servolution – a revolution through serving – which evolved during the last 16 years of serving the Baton Rouge community with events like free water giveaways, disaster relief efforts and homeless outreaches.
Now, with more than 140 churches on board, representing almost 300,000 people, the culture of serving has spread from state to state, and the week of Servolution has become a focus for many.
From California to New York, from Peru to New Zealand, churches around the globe are joining the seven days of Servolution in order to impact their local communities through small deeds done with great love at a time when so many people are in need of hope and encouragement.
“We believe in serving the local community; it’s our DNA,” said Dino Rizzo, lead pastor of Healing Place Church. “We are actively pursuing the hurting, the forgotten and the poor to show them a God who is passionately in love with them.”
Churches are encouraged to participate in the event by hosting free giveaways, adopt-a-block projects, homeless outreaches and more.