Our church does a clothing swap twice a year. You donate children’s clothes — then on pick up day you can “shop” for the same amount of items. On pick up day those who have donated clothes are given first chance for about 2-3 hours. Then it is open to the public to come pick whatever they want. Many of these people then come back next time as donors. And so it grows.
First time – about 300 pieces of clothing. This time — about 15,000 and perhaps 150 families touched.
We are to give a cup of water in the name of Jesus.
It is too easy in the modern American church to become consumer disciples. Disciples who are interested in what we “get out of church” to the point of not really putting anything into church. We attend as long as the music suits our taste, as long as the preacher is interesting and entertaining, as long as the kid’s program keeps them occupied for an hour or two.
Too often it is easy to sit and “enjoy” church without giving thought the service required of a disciple.
It started with a few families swapping hand-me-down clothes.
What can you do to provide Christian service to someone in your community. What opportunity is there to give that “cup of water” in the name of Jesus?