One of the best ways to teach children to serve is to model it in your own family. Listed here are several opportunities your family can engage in together.

To join James Gang, each child must complete five serving opportunities. You may substitute other projects your family is involved in throughout the year. Each serving event counts as one opportunity – so if your family visits someone in the nursing home on five different occasions throughout the year, that counts!

When your child completes five projects and memorizes all of James 5, click the James Gang Completion Form at left and fill it in!

Ideas In Your Neighborhood & School:
• Neighborhood clean-up (trash removal, weeding, raking leaves, etc.)
• Help prepare and deliver meals for neighbors who have been sick, had a baby, or need a little extra love and help
• Mother’s helper for a mom with young children
• Shoveling snow for neighbors who need help
• Moving helper if neighbors are moving in or moving out
• Make cards and visit a local nursing home. Sing some songs while you visit and interact with the residents.
• Teacher’s helper
• Help a classmate who needs a little extra help with schoolwork or a little extra help because of an injury
• Outdoor clean-up (trash removal, weeding, raking, etc.

Ideas at Church:
• Fall and Spring Clean-up Day at the Jones’ home
• Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes
• Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets
• Missions Department Christmas Project
• Donations to Yellow House: clothing for the clothing closet, food and other supplies for the food pantry
• January supply drive for the Pregnancy Resource Center
• Help with Shut-In Ministry
• Volunteer with cleaning and organizational tasks for Calvary Kids