Mark #3: Respond to human need by loving service
The third Mark of Mission tells that the way we response to human need is through loving service. Basically, it’s as simple as putting love into action!
The projects for this Mark will help you notice the people around you who are in need, and to do what you can to help them. You’ll also develop your own skills so you’re able to do even more to help people in the future.
The projects for this Mark will growing your awareness of the needs of others and develop your practical skills so that you are able to help other people. You’ll also look at ways to help your church respond to the needs in your community.
Here are some resources and ideas to help you and your mentor understand this mark and come up with your projects. Keep checking in – we will be adding more soon!
- The Anglican Care Network
- St John Youth Programmes
- Riding for the Disabled
- Kids Can
- Guide Dogs
- Volunteer Wellington
- Tikanga Youth Synod
Jesus told this story: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’… “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:35-36, 40 (NIV)