This week the Mora family served at our church’s first Vacation Bible School (VBS) at our Alma location. Serving together is just one way you and your family can live a glorious life for less.
Although we want to help you build financial stability, we also want you to live life from a place of joy and service – otherwise, what’s the point? And doing so often starts with serving other people.
If you aren’t familiar with Vacation Bible School, it’s basically a week where churches host children’s programming to tell the story of Jesus. Our church has been hosting an incredible VBS program for years, but this was the first time bringing it to the Alma Campus where Aaron is the campus pastor.
This VBS was particularly special because it was the first time our boys could serve right along with us. Elijah served on the tech team and Ben worked with the 2nd graders. Our girls also attended and, as always, had a great time.
No matter how you decide to serve, we hope you’ll consider it as a way to not only give back, but to also remind you that building financial freedom isn’t just about the money, it’s about the experiences you and your family get to have together. And if you’ve been following our blog for a while, we hope you’ll notice that living a glorious life doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag.
In other words, you can live a very full life without a lot of money. Plus, serving in your community in a variety of ways also helps others live a more glorious life too.
Here are some ways to consider supporting your community and building relationships with others:
- Food Pantries and Meal Programs – These programs usually have an easy place for volunteers to jump in and help those dealing with food insecurity.
- Community Outreach Events – Stay connected to your city’s social pages or newsletters and watch for ways to participate in programs you are excited about.
- United Way – Your local United Way may have lots of opportunities to partner with a variety of local initiatives.
- Homeless shelters – There are lots of ways to serve those dealing with homelessness. Whether its staffing for overnights or helping support.
- Donate items – It’s always great to bring extra items you don’t need to thrift stores. But there may be local outreach agencies that need them more. We like to donate nice items to the Foster Closet or Clothing Ministries.
No matter how you decide to serve, we hope it’s a great way for you and your family to give back, build relationships and help lift others up around you.
Do you have a favorite way to serve in your community? We’d love to hear all about it! Share in the comments or message us on Facebook.