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READ THE IMPACT ON PAST SERVANT EVENT PARTICIPANTS...

In 1981, Rick made a difference at the first LCMS Servant Event, which was held at Lutheran Valley Retreat (LVR) in the mountains above Colorado Springs. Quoted in a report from the event, Rick said, "I'll go home knowing that I made a bunch of new friends and that I have a harness from God." (taken from Matthew 11:28-30, the 1981 Servant Event Bible study text.)

Today Rick says his week serving in Colorado-

"...made a lasting impression on my life. It was there I began to put my faith into action using the tools I had learned in Lutheran grade school and confirmation."

The time he spent as a teenager putting faith into action continues for Rick even now, as he serves God through his vocation as a marketing director for a Christian publisher. Rick knows the impact serving can have on youth, and recently served as one of the adult leaders of a Servant Event, taking a group of inner city youth back to LVR.


Greg is a Director of Christian Education and has been the Servant Event Project Coordinator for Fixin' Up the Thumb held in Michigan for the past fifteen years. Greg notes,

"Taking youth to a Servant Event can be powerful. Hosting a project brings God to your front door. The number one reason our congregation sponsors the Fixin' Up the Thumb Servant Event is because of the spiritual growth that occurs in high school students. In my ministry, I'm not here to be a YMCA. I can't compete with MTV. Yet, the youth continue to come because they are getting something they can't get out there. We're providing a place for the faith to be engaged. I haven't found anything that encourages spiritual growth like a Servant Event."


"Serving comes in all sizes and shapes. It makes me stretch who I am and where I am going."
- Paulette, a youth servant

Her comment connects with all the youth and adult servants who come from every state to serve across the United States and in Mexico and Europe with LCMS churches, schools, camps, colleges, and social service agencies.


"We don't know at first how, when, or where the Lord may have us do His work, but often in doing it, we get a better understanding of our discipleship and the joy that comes with it."

- Andrew, another youth servant

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Your gift will...

  • Help generate the annual servant event youth Bible Study and community life materials.
  • Provide resources to LCMS churches, schools, camps, colleges, social service agencies, and other entities interested in hosting their first Servant Event.
  • Assist with the housing and transportation costs associated with the annual leadership training for Servant Event hosts.

LCMS Servant Events

  • Provide opportunities for Christian service to the Church and world.
  • Include personal Bible study, group building, and connection with other Lutheran youth.
  • Give youth a chance to live what they believe by connecting acts of service to daily life and sharing their love of Christ with the people of the world
  • Take youth out of their comfort zones to experience the reality of others.

Paul wrote in his second letter to the Corinthians: "This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God's people, but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God." (2 Corinthians 9:12)

Support Us

Simply click on the "Give Now" button and make your gift. We appreciate your support of this vital ministry of service.

Give Now

Your gift will...

  • Help generate the annual servant event youth Bible Study and community life materials.
  • Provide resources to LCMS churches, schools, camps, colleges, social service agencies, and other entities interested in hosting their first Servant Event.
  • Assist with the housing and transportation costs associated with the annual leadership training for Servant Event hosts.

 

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Servant Event logo is from "It's Your Serve." Used with permission of Concordia Publishing House.