One local church chose to stop worrying and got busy serving. On April 11, members from Life Church, a new ministry in Rockdale, were seen around town. Members of this non-denominational church's serve team met early last Saturday morning. They gathered at Dunkin' Donuts to pray, get their assignments and load vehicles as they kicked off Servolution, the church's outreach initiative.
Church members signed up to work with one of three areas: Project Hydrate, Project Joy and Feed the Projects.
Project Hydrate was lead by Chris Lewis, the church's lead pastor, and Mike Tuck. Volunteer shared the messages, handing out bottles and telling people about the new church and the love of Jesus.
"We handed out over one thousand water bottles to thirsty drivers in Conyers. Sometimes, people were hesitant to receive," Lewis said.
"Stickers with our church contact information and schedules were attached to the bottles. If people never want to thirst again, then they can come on out on Sunday," added Tuck.
While Lewis, Tuck and other volunteers were handing out water bottles, other Serve Team members spent time at The Magnolias assisted living facility to carry out the Project Joy portion of the outreach program.
The Feed the Project portion of the outreach initiative, which was led Matthew Eldridge, the church's worship leader, centered around a cookout. The aroma of grilled hot dogs drew many people to the picnic.
"We hope to have a Servolution at least once a quarter. It was simply amazing how everyone pitched in. We were able to do this without any donations or sponsors," said Eldridge. "Church should be a living, breathing, active organism. Unless we are reaching out into the community, showing the love of Jesus by serving others, we are no longer living. Life church members are eager to reach out to this community. We aren't a bench warming church. We live up to our name-Life Church."