Thirteen Bowen Baptist Association Churches served in their communities during a one-day emphasis called “Servolution”. The participating churches plus an associated ministry spent the day doing intentional acts of service without accepting any reward.
The purpose of Servolution is to move churches outdoors and into their communities as visible servants of Christ. The Scriptural basis for the day arises from Matthew 23:11 “But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.”
During Servolution, hundreds of people across the five-county area of southwest Georgia were served by volunteers of all ages, from toddlers to senior adults. Churches of all sizes from twenty-five in worship to hundreds in worship joyfully participated in the day of serving. Here is a synopsis of the ministry carried out on that day:
The inspiration for Bowen’s Servolution came from First Baptist Church, Bainbridge as they had been doing this for some time. When Associational Missionary Tim VanLandingham saw the video of FBC’s 2020 event and consulted with FBC’s pastor Chris Humphries, he noted that Servolution is something all of the Bowen churches, regardless of size, could do.
Kathryn Mejia Collins of FBC had brought the concept with her from Las Vegas where her dad Isaiah Mejia was a NAMB and Associational Missionary. He and his wife Jan started “Loving Las Vegas” based on “Servolution” which began in Alabama. FBC Bainbridge adopted the mission and put together a series of ministry points for their own Servolution.
After learning more about the event from FBC, VanLandingham presented the project to the Executive Committee. The association adopted the project, t-shirts were designed, and thirteen Bowen churches set out to plan their first day of serving, Servolution.
This expression of Christian servanthood took place on Saturday, November 20.
Appreciation is lifted to our Lord for all those who prepared for and ministered on that day. The 2022 Servolution is already in the works and will be held the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
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