#ServePeople is an ongoing initiative of DUMC to spur everyone to serve one another.
The core business of the church.
The core business of the church is simply the Great Commission—to make disciples.
The process starts with ourselves and our families. Only after that can we begin to draw other people closer to Christ and make an impact in society. The 10-year legacy which our Senior Pastor wants to build for DUMC is a legacy of discipleship in every member of the church. Everything we do must ultimately be done for the sake of the Gospel, and it must lead someone closer to Christ.
Building our church culture.
We are serious about continuing to build our church culture to be a church where people can experience the love and power of Christ through us as His vessels. So, our theme of Step Out and our tagline ‘Love God. Serve People. Make Disciples’—must come to life.
Love God. Serve People. Make Disciples.
Many of us whether in the cells or individually are already serving people as guided by the Holy Spirit. That is great because loving people is expressed through action. It is tangible. Let’s continue to doing that.
Serving people can come in various forms. For some it is easier, for others, it is not as natural, and it takes greater intentionality—we need to encourage one another with inspiring stories, guidance and suggested ideas.
As such, we are rolling out #ServePeople. The purpose of this initiative is to spur everyone in DUMC to serve people. We need to work together intentionally as a body to encourage everyone in our church to serve people.
How we are going to do it: Stories, Spirit, Support
Stories: We’ll spur one another by sharing inspiring stories of both the people being served and the people who served them.
Spirit: We need to listen to the Holy Spirit’s prompting.
Support: A support team has been formed by our volunteers to support the cell groups. You can talk to your Cell Group leader for more information. Along with support comes equipping and debriefings for certain community work, if need be. If you do not yet belong to a Cell Group, we encourage you to visit some cell groups and find a small community to belong to. Meanwhile, you are more than welcome to #ServePeople. Find out more how to get started in the FAQ tab above.
- 1. Another campaign/initiative?
This is not a campaign. This is our calling.
Our Senior Pastor preached at the start of this year our DUMC Tagline – Love God, Serve People and Make Disciples Towards Christlikeness. This should not be a theoretical message preached from the pulpit.
We must respond in obedience to the message in a positive manner. This is when the tyre hits the road.
2. What is #ServePeople?
#ServePeople is an ongoing initiative of DUMC to spur everyone to serve one another. It is to be intentional in living out our call to Love God, Serve People, Make Disciples.
As we continue to love God and to be who we are called to be as a church under His Lordship, we also would naturally want to serve people as He does. Therefore this tagline reminds us of the constant need to heed to our calling to Love God, Serve People. To love our neighbour, to be salt and light to the people around us.
3. What are we planning to do?
a. Be intentional in serving people.
b. Encouraging our cell members to do so.
c. Share stories of serving people.
4. Why do we want to do this?
We are serious about continuing to build our church culture to be a church where people can experience the love and power of Christ through us as His vessels.
There is no greater joy than to serve and demonstrate the tagline of DUMC:
- Serve to discover abundance: the radical shift from ‘me’ to ‘we’ or ‘they’
- Serve to express gratitude for He first loved us
- Serve to transform yourself and experience breakthrough in your spiritual walk
- Serve to honour the direction of the leadership of DUMC
- Serve because you want to
5. Aren’t we already serving people?
Yes, and that’s great! What we want to do is to be intentional in encouraging, including, and mobilising everyone in the church to do likewise. Hence, we need to make the message of serving people tangible, visible, and keep it top-of-mind. This is so that this will eventually be a habit and ultimately formed as one of DUMC culture.
6. Is this extended to all the congregations in DUMC?
We are starting with the English Congregation, although other congregations are free to adopt this initiative as well.
7. Ok, where do I start?
Your Cell Group leader will be given “support kits” (with tools like a 30-day challenge, recommended readings, etc.). Please speak to your Cell Group leader soon. We encourage you to pray and seek guidance from the Holy Spirit to take you on the next steps.
If you do not yet belong to a Cell Group, we encourage you to visit some cell groups and find a small community to belong to. Meanwhile, you are more than welcome to #ServePeople. On our ‘Take Action’ tab above, we have a 30-day challenge to get you going.
8. Is there a timeline to this #ServePeople effort?
As we are called to love our neighbour, and serve people, there is no timeline that we should stop loving and serving our neighbour.
9. What is CES’ role in this?
This is a churchwide calling to serve people. #Servepeople is not a CES project. Although there will be numerous, exciting opportunities to serve people together with CES, the #ServePeople efforts are certainly not confined to projects within CES. Due to the experiences and human capital talent at CES, they are partnering with us to roll-out this calling.
10. I have a serve people story/testimony to share, how can I submit it?
We want to encourage you to submit your story to a central repository on our website. We have designated people to receive the stories submitted to the website. This is done so that we would not miss out amazing stories that may get ‘stuck’ somewhere at different places or people.
Click here to share your story.
11. What if I absolutely don’t have the resources to share stories on the website?
- Drop your hand-written stories at the Dream Centre Information Counter at our concourse.
- Get help from your Cell Group leader to send it in.
- Get started to #ServePeople today! We know that some of us may need some ideas to serve people, so we’ve prepared a 30-day challenge to guide you through your next 30 days of serving people.
We are looking forward to hearing your #ServePeople experiences and stories! So, remember to share your story to encourage others. Click here to share your story.