Catalyze: verb / cat·a·lyze / create, cause, bring about, inspire.
When we think about ServeRDU it is never an end in and of itself, but only a beginning. ServeRDU is a catalytic event to create new relationships and partnerships between you and your community for gospel change. We understand that it’s sometimes hard (and maybe a little awkward) to meet new people and create relationships in an unfamiliar part of your community, like a school or community outreach, so we work to create ServeRDU projects that will provide a means for you to start those friendships. Our leadership teams have strategically chosen serving outlets that are accessible year round.
Below is a list of Serve365 teams that are also ServeRDU project locations this year. As you sign up for ServeRDU, check out some of the ongoing serving opportunities that you can plug into and invest in long-term, because, “discipleship happens in relationship”.
A Heart’s Cry: A Heart’s Cry provides pregnant women and new moms with counseling and classes regarding job skills and housing.
School engagement team: Join this team to support teachers, school administrators, and students at local schools.
Christian Life Home: As a maternity home for pregnant girls ages 10 to 23, CLH supports these new moms by providing a Christ-centered family environment, mentoring, counseling, and education.
Hand of Hope: Hand of Hope strives to serve women experiencing unexpected pregnancies by offering free healthcare while encouraging moms to choose life; they also offer post-abortive support for men and women in the healing process.
Briarcliff Elementary School: Join others as they support teachers, school administrators, and students.
Homestart Women’s Shelter: This shelter provides both emergency and long-term housing for homeless women and children, and helps them access community resources. Join them for monthly meals and fellowship.
Urban Ministries: This nonprofit connects our neighbors experiencing homelessness to food and shelter. Come help out with a monthly meal and build relationships.
Children’s Clothing Closet: Come share the love of Christ through organizing and operating distribution nights while building friendships with those who visit the Clothing Closet.
Oxford Manor: This long established ministry seeks to love and mentor children through a Saturday morning kids club!
Cedar Point: Cedar Point is a diverse community with residents from all over the globe; many of them are new to America and the Raleigh area. This team works to share the love of Christ and build relationships with families through homework helps and other practical ways.