Community Services Retreat
Stop Chopping Wood and
Come Sharpen Your Ministry
Edge! When we serve in
community service ministry,
we often forget to take time
to recharge. There’s too
much to do. But we can only
go on fumes for so long.
We can’t substitute service for
God in place of a personal connection with Him. Jesus constantly slipped away from the crowds to talk with His Father and we must do the same. In our time together, Kelly will share stories and lessons with practical ways to be renewed through time with Him. Come be refreshed to keep serving Him and others.
Community Services Ministry
The mission of the Community Service Department is to care and serve our neighbors in North and South Carolina. We equip and encourage each local church to follow Christ’s example seeking to meet the needs of their community. We accomplish His mission and plan through using our spiritual gifts to help others with physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
Our ministry empowers local church leadership to offer programs and ministry activities that provide tangible ways that help people. Our annual Community Service Rally and Retreat at NOSOCA Pines Ranch is a vital part of helping the local church. This weekend is full of training, networking and inspirational stories of God’s work in serving others.
The organizational structure flows through 6 regional Federations to the local church Community Service Director. In times of state or national crisis, the Carolina Conference has a parallel partnership ministry with Disaster Relief Department. Our Community Service Dept. assists through Recovery efforts working together with our partner ministry, Disaster Relief Department to help people in difficult circumstances. We also partner with Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and/or other community food and clothing distribution programs to best help people. There are many ways to get involved in your community and make a difference in their lives through the help of Jesus Christ.
Additional resources are offered through the CS Department Lending Library. If you are interested in learning more please contact us.