Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Summer Volunteers Make The Difference

Faith Presbyterian, Hoover, AL tearing off a roof
The month of July was another jam-packed summer month for the volunteers at CSM!  We hosted 15 different volunteer groups, served with nearly 400 volunteers, completed 21 different projects and touched thousands of lives.  All in a month’s work for the God of multiplication!  CSM has been blessed all summer long to spend time investing in and serving with over 35 different volunteer groups with over 1000 individual volunteers.  Each volunteer that came to CSM this summer spent time in the community, in fellowship with each other and most importantly in the Word of God!  Even more than in years past, CSM had deep central focus on the scriptures throughout the summer as we spent time in the book of Ephesians with our staff, interns, volunteers and community partners.  Particularly the message of one body and one spirit seemed to resonate throughout our deeply intentional summer schedule.  No matter how many different volunteers, groups or partners we served alongside of this summer, the common bond of Christ was very evident to those of us that had a chance to spend time with each of them in June and July.  It always seemed that where one group left off, the next group picked right back up.  The unity that the Word of God brought to our groups this summer absolutely heightened our Kingdom impact throughout our city as a part of the mission of CSM.  Every group, every project, every person and every partner were connected and grounded in Christ Jesus and God multiplied our impact so far beyond what we had hoped, asked or could even imagine!  Thank you to all who have participated with the mission and vision of CSM this summer and in the advancement of God’s kingdom here in the city of Birmingham!

Bethel Baptist, Collegeville, AL and Vaughn Forest, Montgomery, AL working in Collegeville

Auburn Baptist, Tupelo, MS discussing Ephesians at The Rock Church

Auburn Baptist, Tupelo, MS at The Rock Church

Oak Mtn Presbyterian, Pelham, AL at CSM

Vaughn Forest, Montgomery, AL
First Christian Church, Johnson City, TN
Glenkirk Church, Glendora, CA

Riverchase UMC, Hoover, AL at Central Park School
Riverchase UMC, Hoover, AL at Greater St John Baptist
Riverchase UMC, Hoover, AL at Princeton School