Serve

We strive to Love God, Love People and Make Disciples by cultivating a culture of GRACE. 
Below are ways we can love our church family and our Partners in Ministry while giving all glory to God. 

Gospel To Every Home

Our first Gospel to Every Home (GTEH) initiative took place on June 12, 2021. We were able to reach nearly 600+ homes in a 3 hour period. Gospel conversations were had and… we had someone make the life-changing decision to surrender to Christ that day! There are still many more homes to reach.

Our next GTEH opportunity is Tuesday, July 13, 2021. We will meet in the atrium at 5:30pm to gather our supplies, pray as a group and go into our community to share the gospel with our neighbors.

Good News seems increasingly hard to find these days. But the gospel of Jesus announces good news for every heart and home. Jesus loves you and desires more for your life than what you are experiencing. New, abundant life is available through the gospel.

If you would like more information on GTEH please email heather@sv.church.

Hometouch Ministry

Hometouch is a ministry to connect people who are unable to attend church in person. If you or someone you know would benefit from this ministry please contact emory@sv.church or call SV at 270.765.7822.

There are two ways that you can volunteer.

1. Adopt one of our members who are at home or in a Long Term care facility. You would reach out to them at least once a month by visiting, phoning, or sending cards.

2. Doing small home projects for our elderly members.

Welcome Team

Many of our faithful folks who serve are actually in the high-risk group for the Coronavirus and so they must be very cautious right now. So that opens the door of opportunity for those of you that feel comfortable attending the worship services not only to worship but to serve. You can be a worshiper and a servant all at the same time all during the same worship service. 

Email Heather at heather@sv.church and let her know you’re willing to serve and we will contact you. There are still opportunities to serve in SV Kids and SV Students as well. Just indicate that in your email. Please know that when you serve, you will not only be blessed, but you’ll be a blessing!

SV Kids

Wanting a place to get involved where you can make an impact while having fun and joining an awesome group of leaders that treat each other like family? SVKids has many opportunities for those ready to follow the Lord’s directions and care for His Sheep. No experience is needed, all training is provided. A background check will be run prior to being placed, if you have any questions about how you can get involved, email us at kids@sv.church

Small Group Leader – Every Sunday at 9:00 and 10:45 am we have Small Groups for children where wonderful leaders take Biblically sound, Christ-centered lessons that are prepared for them and teach it to the children in their class. It’s a wonderful opportunity to bless and prepare the church leaders of tomorrow as well as have a lot of fun with adorable children!

Sunday Morning Support – We have opportunities for others that love to serve and support the families that come to SVKids each week. Our support team is made up of our Welcome team, check-in team, runners and classroom support positions. All training is provided, no experience necessary, just a heart for families and a love for Jesus! 

Events – We love inviting the community onto our campus through annual events such as Winshape Camp, VBS, Fall Family Fun Fest, and others. We are always looking for amazing volunteers that can come make the events a success! Be on the lookout for sign-ups and get involved, this is an incredible way to make connections and be a part of the SVKids family.

Student Ministry

Reach out to students@sv.church to help in any of these areas!

Small Group Leader – We have a great opportunity for Sunday Mornings whenever our Small Groups start back up to serve as a Leader. You can serve in this capacity by walking alongside a certain Middle or High School group in their walk with Jesus!

Connect Leader – We have moved our Connect services to Sunday nights and we are always welcoming volunteers! There are many ways that you can serve whether it be through leading games from stage, greeting at the door, running check-in, and all in all just hanging out with Students!

Events – There are many events through the Student Ministry in which we would love to have volunteers! The biggest events that we have throughout the year are DNOW, Camp, and Fall Retreat. In each of these, there are many ways to help whether it be: serving food, attending the event as a leader, being a host home, or being a driver.

Office Help – We are also looking for people who would be able to assist with a few administrative tasks throughout the year.

Clarity Solutions for Women

From January to May of 2021, Clarity Solutions has already seen 54 abortion-minded clients. Of those 54 there were 41 choices for life! Women need to know that there are other options out there for them and their unborn babies. Clarity offers compassionate, Christ-centered, support with accurate medical information on both pregnancy and abortion.
Clarity is open regular hours for material assistance needs for clients in the program, and for the community at large, on an appointment basis. People can make a confidential appointments by calling Clarity at 270-234-1122.
They are asking us to pray with them specifically for the following:

For their clients to make good choices
For the nurses that see the clients and carry the weight of their decisions
For the volunteers to stay healthy and engaged
For The Haven and the work still needed to be done.

Clarity is still seeking material donations in the form of baby clothes, diapers, wipes, unused formula and baby food, and maternity clothes. As you’re at home cleaning out your closets, keep Clarity in mind!

Additional needs: 

Baby lotion
Baby wash
Baby powder
Infant swings, bouncy seats, or exersaucers

Please pray for our clients at risk for abortion in our community during this difficult time.

Email prayer@clarityky.com for an updated list to pray through. 

Warm Blessings

What is your idea of a neighbor? Do they live right beside you? In the same town as you? Some have nice big homes, some cozy little ones. Some of our neighbors currently do not have a home. Through struggles and trials, they may have lost everything. Enter Warm Blessings. Here our struggling neighbors have a safe place to get a meal, a shower, do their laundry and hear the Good News. It’s a place where they can come and be served with dignity and compassion.

Volunteer Opportunities – Contact Dawn at 502.445.0042 or Warm Blessings 270.763.9276 to learn about all of their volunteer opportunities.

Donate – Warm Blessings can always use donations of canned soup, boxed macaroni and cheese with sauce included, fresh fruit (apples, oranges, bananas). Food and monetary donations can be dropped off at 609 E. Dixie Ave., Mondays and Tuesdays after 1 pm. You can also give a donation on the Warm Blessings Facebook page.

Sunrise Children’s Services

Sunrise Children’s Services – Pray for the kids as they are missing community contacts. Pray for the workers that they would have patience with each other as well as with the youth they serve.

They are currently in need of adult women’s panties (size medium and up),  adult women’s socks, bras (all sizes) and plain flip flops (assorted sizes). 

They would love encouraging notes for the girls.

Mission Hope for Kids

There are many barriers in the lives of at-risk children today, such as peer pressure, learning difficulties, poor academic achievement, dysfunctional or broken homes, as well as poverty. All of these strains hurt a child’s development and can leave them with lasting health challenges. Many children lack the support that is needed to succeed in their complex and broken worlds – which is where Mission Hope for Kids steps in.

The Need

  • Many students are NOT succeeding in school.
  • Family structures are often frayed by hectic schedules or poor parenting skills.
  • Few adults are available to be consistent, positive role models.
  • Many children do not have the time for or access to recreational outlets due to financial hardship.
  • Children have difficulty developing social and life skills without life coaches or mentors.

Mentors: attend MHFK once per week and are partnered with a small group of students who they lead through several activities. Mentors assist our Academic Coordinator in helping students with homework, aid our Literacy Specialist in completing a reading/literacy lesson with the kids, and offer assistance in our computer lab if necessary. Mentors bond with their students and offer emotional support as well as academic assistance. Volunteer mentors serve at MHFK from 3:00 p.m. till 5:30 p.m.

Material needs:

  • Granola bars and fruit cups for snack time
  • Indoor/Outdoor games and activities, such as Uno, sidewalk chalk, or Jump Ropes.
For additional needs, check out our Amazon wishlist: MHFK Amazon Wish List

Helping Hand of Hope

Helping Hand of Hope uses its resources to address the problems of poverty in Hardin County. They apply Christian values and principles to not only assist people with their emergency needs but also to empower them to use their abilities in ways that will help them to be more self-sustaining and less reliant on assistance from churches and agencies.

Helping Hand of Hope is touching countless lives in Hardin County and demonstrating the love that Christ has for all of us, especially the least among us.

Donation Needs:

• shampoo
• conditioner
• toothpaste
• toothbrushes
• dental floss
• deodorant
• soap or body wash
•feminine hygiene products

Donations can be dropped off at Severns Valley, 1100 Ring Road, Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm or at Helping Hand of Hope 6706 S. Wilson Rd, Monday through Friday 9am-2pm.

Follow Helping Hand on Facebook.

First Responders

Pray that the Elizabethtown Police, Sheriff’s Office, Fire Department, EMS and Medical Staff at Hardin Memorial Hospital and their families stay safe and healthy while serving on the front lines. 

Pray that donations will come in to assist our first responders. They can use snacks for when they are working (protein bars, peanut butter crackers, Gatorade, nuts, etc.), and while daytime crews have people bringing plenty of pizza to them, food cards for night shift first responders would be greatly appreciated.

Prayer Walking

Prayer walking is something you can do individually or as a family. It’s really simple and a great way to teach your children how to pray and show compassion for your neighbors. Start at your home and begin walking around your neighborhood.

1. You can stop at each house if you would like and pray for those who live in the house.

2. You could also pray for an entire street as you walk by each house praying specifically for those things listed below.

 You can pray for these things while on your walk:

1. For you to have an opportunity to meet them, if you don’t know them, and to become good friends with them.

2.For them to be protected from the Coronavirus.

3. If they have children, pray for them and for their parents as they continue school at home.

  • Pray for their salvation. You can pray for them to come to know Christ if they don’t know Him as their Savior and/or pray for them to grow in their faith during this pandemic.

You can also leave them a note letting them know that you care for them and prayed for them while on your walk. (Please don’t put the note in their mailbox. That’s a crime!) 

 We’ve designed a little note for you to download and print at your home. There’s a place for you to write a note to them if you would like. It also lets them know how they can specifically ask for prayer if they so desire, by going to sv.church/prayer. You can download the note here: (Prayer Walking Note)

While you’re out prayer walking, snap a pic and share it with us by sending it to info@sv.church. We would love to pray for you and your neighborhood!