We feel servant leadership is extremely important within outreach ministry. Jesus Christ, as God incarnate, illustrates a theme which runs throughout the scripture: the theme of the leader as servant. The ultimate historical act of Servant Leadership is found in Paul's letter to the church at Philippi.
Philippians 2 beginning in verse 3:
[Let] nothing [be done] through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, [and] coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to [the point of] death, even the death of the cross. (Philippians 2:3-8).
Do you feel it is important to demonstrate a strong desire to serve within outreach ministry?
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Teaching children to help their communities will allow them to develop compassion for others and they will gain a better understanding of ways to share God's love. They will learn skills that help them build positive relationships. It will also empower them to make a difference in the world around them.
Below are ten, simple ways children can show kindness:
1. Read a book to a local senior in the community.
2. Write a letter of appreciation to a U.S. soldier and his/her family.
3. Hold a door for someone.
4. Bake cookies for a friend.
5. Help a neighbor with their yard work.
6. Send a thank you card to the local police department.
7. Visit an animal shelter.
8. Clean up after yourself.
9. Pick flowers for someone who is sick.
10. Plant a flower or a tree.
Please feel free to add other suggestions of ways children can show kindness!
Shelter From the Rain, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, based out of Savannah, Georgia, designed to enrich the lives of low-income single mothers and children in need through acts of kindness that nurture the mind, body, and soul.