Together We Will Make a Difference

Serve Day provides an exciting opportunity for us, the local church, to go into our communities to show the love of Jesus to our neighbors through simple but intentional acts of kindness known as “serve projects.”

Everyone can participate in Serve Day! Small groups, families, singles, people new to the church, and those who desire to be more connected.
Serve together.

Small groups are one of the best ways the church can be the hands and feet of Jesus to our neighbors. Encourage your small group, friends, and family to serve with you.

Plan your project
Bring your passion.

We encourage you to be creative with a project that will make a difference in an area of your community that you are passionate about!

Check out Serve Ideas
It starts with you.

You can dream up your own project, join someone else’s project, or serve with one of our Local Missions Community Partners.

Get the Serve App

Plan your day with the SERVE app!

Register Your Project

Register your serve project on the SERVE app, then encourage your small group, friends, and family to sign up to serve with you. You may even want to leave openings for new friends.

Join a Project

If you don’t have a project in mind, there are plenty of Serve Day projects to participate in so download the SERVE App and choose your Seacoast Campus to see what’s out there.

View helpful Serve App instructions ›
 
 

Serve Project Ideas

Want to serve your community but don’t know where to start? Here are just a few ideas that would make a big difference.

  • Prayer walk or drive through the community, including local schools
  • Purchase groceries and make cards for someone who is sick or elderly
  • Yard work for a widow or single mom
  • Home repairs for someone who is out of work during this season
  • Take lunch or a gift basket to a local fire or police station to say thank you
  • Clean up the grounds surrounding a local school and plant some flowers
  • Canned food drive in your neighborhood for your local food bank
  • Free garage sale or car wash
  • Deliver fresh flowers to the residents in a nursing home
  • Hand out water and snacks to the homeless in your area

Cover your serve day in prayer!

Here are a few suggestions to get your day in the right direction

Participants

Protection over everyone serving Deut. 31:6; Josh. 1:9

Recipients

Who to serve and their hearts to be opened Matt. 5:6-10; John 4:13-14

Financial

God’s direction and provision for budget 2 Cor. 9:7-8; Phil. 4:19

Planning

Successful coordination of team and process Prov. 19:21; James 3:17-18

Projects

Clear direction on scope and locations Col. 3:17; Heb. 13:15-16

Partners

Our local mission community partners EccL 4:9-10; Heb. 10:24

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We will have many projects that you can participate in on Serve Day. Many of the small groups have space for you to join them on their project. In addition, several of our Local Missions Partners will also have projects you can join. All opportunities will be posted by name on the SERVE App. Please download the SERVE App to view all Serve Day projects. Feel free to bring your family/friends and participate.
Most small groups take a break during the summer, but we encourage you to join a group in late August/early September when we have “Connect Weekends” at all of our Seacoast campuses. You can also text CONNECT to 320320 to get information about small groups or find a group here.
In addition to creating your own project or joining someone else’s, you have the option to choose to serve with one of our Local Missions Partners. Local Missions Partner projects can be found on the SERVE App along with all of the other projects.
Yes, we are definitely interested in knowing what project your group is participating in. Beginning May 9th, you can register your group’s project through the SERVE App.
Get creative! Assess the needs of people in your neighborhood and around your community. Perhaps there is a widow, single mother, or elderly person that could be assisted by cutting grass or cleaning up their yard. Firefighters, police officers, school resource officers, and local business owners are all great people to serve! Check out the “Serve Project Ideas” section of this website for more ideas.
Each serve group is responsible to provide the supplies and costs associated with their serve project. Spend time determining the scope of your project and plan your work based on your group size and commitment level.
Unfortunately, Seacoast will not be able to provide tax receipts for Serve Day projects at this time. If you or your business would like to provide materials for your project, please contact your project leader for planning purposes.
Plan to bring any personal items you may need, like your Serve Day T-shirt, sunscreen, bottled water, tennis shoes, a hat, etc., along with any items pertaining to your project such as rakes, gloves, lawnmowers, tarps, work tools, etc. For projects requiring physical labor, work clothes are a good idea.
If you have an outdoor project, we encourage you to make plans to have an inclement weather option in mind. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking: bring quarters to a laundromat, take gift baskets or lunch to a local fire or police station, serve with your local food bank, write and send letters to veterans or those actively serving in the military, or volunteer at a local animal shelter.

More questions?

Contact our local missions team if you have any additional questions about Serve Day!

localmissions@seacoast.org

Plan Your Project

We are excited you have chosen to join us for Serve Day 2021 on July 10th! Here’s how you get started:
1. Discuss the following questions with your group:
  • Do you know someone in your neighborhood who has a need?
  • Is there a business or organization in your area that you can bless?
  • What are some areas you’re passionate about?
  • What serve opportunities best suit your group’s skills and abilities? (Prayer, worship, teaching, physical labor, etc.)
  • What resources are accessible?
2. Discuss some project ideas:
  • Prayer walk or drive through the community and be sure to include your local schools
  • Purchase groceries and make cards for someone who is sick or elderly
  • Yard work for a widow or single mom
  • Home repairs for someone who is out of work during this season
  • Take lunch or a gift basket to a local fire or police station to say thank you
  • Clean up the grounds surrounding a local school and plant some flowers
  • Do a canned food drive in your neighborhood and take the food to your local food bank
  • Free garage sale or car wash
  • Deliver fresh flowers to the residents in a nursing home
  • Hand out water and snacks to the homeless in your area

Once your group has decided on the best project, reach out to the person or group you plan to serve to get their approval (if necessary). Each group is responsible for the costs associated with your Serve Day project. We recommend you plan your project based on your group’s size and commitment level.

3. Post your project to the SERVE app.
  • Familiarize your group with the individual or organization you’re serving.
  • Download the “SERVE App” from your app store and select “Seacoast Church”. 
  • Go to the upper right corner of the app and create your profile. 
  • Next – select the event “Serve Day 2021”. You will be able to create and submit your group’s project by clicking on the “+” and providing the details. Be sure to select your campus and be specific – sharing more details will help participants as they search for a group to join on Serve Day. 
  • Once you’ve added your project – click “create project” to submit.
  • Our Local Missions Team reviews all project submissions. Please allow up to 48 hours for the approval process to be completed.  You will receive a confirmation email once your project is approved.  Please direct any Serve Day questions to localmissions@seacoast.org for assistance.
4. Plan ahead.
  • Next, make a list of preparations and assign responsibilities according to each group member’s skills and gifts.
  • Make sure all group members have access to project details.
  • Designate a time and place to meet on Serve Day.
5. On Serve Day // July 10
  • Post photos on your social media and tag them #SERVEDay21 #seacoastchurch
  • Be sure to tag your Seacoast Campus on FB or Instagram
  • Please be mindful of people, businesses, and organizations who may still have COVID protocols in place.

SERVE App Instructions:

The Serve App is your source for local outreach projects and opportunities to show the love of Jesus to your community.
STEP 1: Download the app.

You can download the SERVE App directly from the Apple App or Google Play stores. Select one of the following:



STEP 2: Create your profile.

Once the app is downloaded, select Seacoast Church. You can then go to the upper right corner to create a profile with your name, photo, contact information, and resources or skills that you may have.

STEP 3: Find or create a project.

Next, select the event “Serve Day 2021” Here you will be able to review existing projects or create and submit your own project.

To create a project, click on the “+” button and enter the details. Be sure to select your campus and be specific – sharing more details will help participants as they search for a project/group to join for Serve Day.

Once you’ve added your project details – click the “create project” button to submit your project. Be sure to make the project ‘public’ if you have space for additional participants.

Our Local Missions Team reviews all project submissions – so please allow up to 48 hours for the approval process to be completed. If you don’t see your project in the Serve Day projects directory after 48 hours, email localmissions@seacoast.org for assistance.

STEP 4: Spread the word.

Encourage your small group, family, and friends to download the SERVE App, and to search for and join your project.