Where is your heart with service?


“I’m not really a conference person, but I’ll think about attending,” I said to Mary Beth when she asked me about going with her to Q, a conference calling Christians to influence not just individuals but entire cultures.  Ironically, this is the same thing I thought before attending part of the Verge conference last year. That was the conference that led me to inviting myself on staff at All Saints.  So, once again, I found myself at a motivating conference learning about both personal and cultural renewal through service.

At Q, I discovered that people are doing amazing things in our country and in the world, and they want to share these ideas. I heard many great ideas and came home wanting our congregation to aspire to similar things as some of the speakers.  I wish for all of us to be stirred by the message of service.  But first, I want to ask where your heart is with service.

  • Have you identified where you are serving?
  • Are you serving somewhere in Austin?
  • Are you serving your family by trying hard to raise your children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord?
  • Are you dedicating time and talents to All Saints?

I would really like to know how All Saints can be supporting you in your area of service.  Please let me know- kdunlap@allsaintsaustin.org

** Lest you think this is some sort of guilt trip about how you are not serving enough or in the right manner and that I have all of the answers, all of that post-conference inspiration has led me to do the following since arriving back in Austin: sleeping, eating, cleaning, and unpacking.  I have not fed any homeless, rescued any women from sex trafficking, or saved any children from becoming soldiers in their third world country… yet! 🙂

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