What is Love in Action?: Love in Action is a service event leading into the Iowa Celebration with Will Graham.
When is Love in Action?: The Friday and Saturday of Labor Day weekend, September 3 and 4.
The time will begin with a launch event on Thursday, September 2 at 7 pm at New Life Center, 1057 23rd St, Des Moines. At the launch event those serving from different churches across the city will gather together to pray, worship, hear a short message, as well as receive instructions and a t-shirt for the upcoming service activities.
What will we be doing?: Churches will be sending volunteers to serve community organizations and ministries throughout Des Moines metro. At these service locations church members will be partnered with members of other churches to serve alongside one another.
How it will look: Individual churches will form team(s) of 4-10 individuals who will be teamed with other teams from other churches at various activities throughout the weekend. Each team will perform 1-3 tasks a day, depending on the task and will have time of fellowship through both service and meals together.
How can I participate?: If you or your church are interested in participating in serving the Des Moines metro community on Labor Day weekend, please reach out to the Love in Action team by sending us an email at email@example.com and we will get you plugged in to the service schedule.
Why this approach?: This approach allows churches to labor together, which will strengthen relationships between churches across the City. This approach also spreads the Lord’s people throughout the city on a weekend, highlighting the Lord’s people to the City and bringing the Lord glory.
Long-Term: The hope is to consider this being an annual event that brings the Church together throughout our city, as well as builds a discipline of serving throughout the entire year.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to our Love in Action team by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.