Registration opens February 1st, 2023. At that time all resources will be available.
Serve Local is a missions movement that happens on one day (Saturday, April, 1, 2023) where churches plan and participate in service-based mission projects to make kingdom impact on their local community! This results in thousands of Gospel conversations, ministry sites across Arkansas, and most importantly, people find Jesus!
Over the last three years, over 5,900 Arkansas Baptists have “Served Local” resulting in 351 professions of faith. This is the Kingdom impact that happens across our state when all ABSC churches engage their communities in missions and evangelism on the exact same day.
One Day: Serve Local is designed to provide you, free of charge, with all of the resources, training, preparation and documents you need to create a successful local missions effort for your church, Sunday School class, small group or other ministry group.
Upon registering for Serve Local, you will receive a PDF Event Guide full of resources. These written and video resources will assist you in planning and executing an effective Serve Local. The ABSC Missions Team is also making available to you, upon request at registration, one of the following evangelism resources that best fits your ministry plans:
- The Kings Witness Bracelet. These bracelets use 5 symbols to share the Gospel story. Request one for each volunteer.
- Evangecubes. The evangecube is a tangible and visual tool that uses 7 pictures to unfold the Gospel message. Request one for each ministry site.
- 3 Circles Phone Stickers. The 3 Circles is a conversation-style evangelism tool, and the stickers allow someone to use the tool without drawing the diagram. Request one for each volunteer.
You can also request the “Community Connector Tool” from Bless Every Home. This demographic tool allows you to see 15 household level attributes for nearly every home in a given area including ethnicity, length of residence, language spoken, marital status, age group, etc. To further explore this resource, please contact Jamie Naramore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Leaders are asked to request the one evangelism resource that best fit their ministry plans for Serve Local.
Following Serve Local, participating churches will be asked to let us know about their day of ministry. An email will be sent on April 11, and churches that respond back within the week will be entered into a drawing that will be held on Tuesday, April 19, at 10:30 A.M. on Facebook live. A total of 7 prizes will be given, including:
- A Book Bundle from each of the five ministry teams of the ABSC.
- Two $50 Amazon Gift Cards