Why We Serve
We serve because Jesus served.
We love because Jesus loved.
We serve and love because we've been served and love.
For the All Souls community, serving others is the heart and soul of how we put the good news of Jesus into practice. Serving enacts something far more profound and deep than simply helping someone out. We believe it is truly transformative and moves us all toward wholeness. It is primarily how we reflect the image of God and make Him a tangible reality.
And so, to be a part of All Souls is to live a life of serving. This begins within the church as each week people dive into serving in children's ministry, greeting, helping set up, or even making coffee. We truly exist as a church because of our volunteers. It is from this discipline of serving that we are then able to love our communities, our city, and our world well. Living out Christ's love cannot be limited to a building or a couple hours on a Saturday but is a lifestyle that defines His followers. And so, we serve each other and seek ways to make the story of Jesus' love known throughout our world.
So check out the diverse opportunities available to plug into serving and caring for others on our site or email Seth@allsoulsfellowship.org for more info.
Loving and serving in our neighborhoods and our city as a church has been part of the DNA of All Souls since we started. It has always been our desire to be a place and people known for how it cares for the community around it. We find that it is most effective for our people to connect with organizations that are doing the work day in and day out. So, check out some of the organizations we particularly like and check back here to keep track of events we've got going.
From the very beginning, God has been about making himself known to all people in all the world. This is why the call of God's people, first with Israel and then with the Church, has always been to bring message of God's redemption and love for a broken world to all people. At All Souls we seek to live out this calling within our church, our neighborhoods, and around Decatur. But we also look for ways to be involved in what God is doing around the world knowing that the Kingdom of God is advancing across the globe.
We do this by going on trips to experience what the church is doing across the globe but also by caring for and supporting people in our church who go out to the far reaches of the world. We do this financially both as a church and as individuals. Yet it doesn't stop there. We also look to support them through prayer, through resourcing, and through notes and gifts that simply let them know that we care.