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Dr. Tim Keller

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Dr. Tim Keller

  When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty without Hurting the Poor... and Yourself
Brian Fikkert
To Live in Peace: Biblical Faith and the Changing Inner City
Mark R. Gornik


Mercy in the Kingdom of God
Logan Gentry, Apostles Church


Hope for the City
Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church


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Tim Keller, John Perkins, Jeff White, and others


5 Tips for Mobilizing Your Community Group to Serve

September 08, 2014


  1. Check out the Learn, Watch, Read and Listen sections on our resources page to refocus your heart on the importance of service. As a group, meditate on Luke 29:14 where we are told that Jesus was mighty in word and deed, and didn’t come simply to preach, but also to heal the sick and feed the hungry. As Christians, we are called to live a life of service and to care about justice for our poor and marginalized neighbors. Because of the work of HFNY affiliates, there truly is hope for New York.
  2. Check out our snazzy new volunteer search filterWe’re really excited for this new feature on our website because it’s easier than ever to find group opportunities and sign up on the spot! Need a Sunday night activity for 6 people? No problem. Want to serve specifically in your neighborhood? We’ve got you covered. Looking for a way to serve with your kids? Yep, we have those too. Searching for events by your criteria makes finding an opportunity that meets the unique demands of your group a cinch!
  3. Find out what your group is passionate about, and make a difference together. The scope of HFNY affiliates is so vast that your group can serve various populations all across the city. Mom’s groups might enjoy serving with some of our programs for pregnant and parenting moms, like A House on Beekman or Gifted Hands. Groups with artists and musicians could get involved by leading craft activities at The Bridge, a residence for adults with mental disabilities, or teaching a music class at The Salvation Army in Times Square! Put your passions into practice to make an impact on our city!
  4.  Exercise your communal prayer muscles with HFNY. As Redeemer focuses on prayer in the ’14-’15 ministry season, we’d love to share the many ways you can join us in prayer. Offer prayer to clients who are homeless at The Relief Bus or join Avail’s prayer committee to pray for clients who are facing unexpected pregnancies. Sign up to receive our prayer newsletter where we’ll send you specific ways you can pray as a group for HFNY affiliates and the work they’re doing to serve the needs of our city.
  5.  Make serving into a whole day of fun, prayer and fellowship with your group. Whether it’s Saturday or Sunday, plan to spend the day together and really get to know your neighborhood. Meet your group to deliver meals to homebound elderly residents on UWS with Citymeals-on-Wheels on Sunday morning, grab brunch as a group afterward to debrief your service, and then work of that meal on a prayer walk to the park. We’re in!


Related Affiliates: All Angels' Church New York City Relief Citymeals-on-Wheels