LCMS Servant Events meet a range of needs and provide many different opportunities for participants to use their talents to help individuals, organizations, camps, churches, and other ministries. Carefully consider the gifts of your group and select an Event that fits your group’s ability and interest.
Groups can search for Events based on type using the Event Listings.
Servants have the
opportunity to help build new homes, cabins, and other structures, or
to repair and maintain existing facilities. Host sites often offer their Event for several weeks so that many groups can participate in completing the construction
Human Care Events
Servants work directly
with people. Servants provide
care and companionship for the elderly or dispossessed, lead Vacation
Bible School for disadvantaged children, or provide assistance for
disabled individuals. Often,
host sites combine human care elements with other styles of Events.
Environmental Events involve activities such
as gleaning, recycling, litter removal, cleaning streams, or
refurbishing trails and park areas. Servants work to preserve existing resources or help develop
new trails and parks.
Outreach Events have an evangelistic
focus in the host site’s community. Servants may work to staff a Christian sports camp or Bible
camp for neighborhood children or serve at a community-wide outreach
program such as a soup kitchen or homeless shelter.
Servants have the
opportunity to grow and learn about various ethnic and cultural
groups while serving a host community through other types of Events
such as Human Care or Construction.
Crisis Events are designed for Servant
groups willing to take on a significant challenge. Servant groups respond to specific
needs resulting from devastating natural disasters, working to repair
or rebuild facilities that have been destroyed or damaged, clear away
debris, or help continue ministries that have been slowed due to such
Family Events provide Servants the
opportunity to work together with members of their immediate
family. These Family-Group
Servants may work on a variety of projects and will represent a range
of ages and abilities.