WordServe Youth enjoy “Life is Different” weekend

In January, WordServe Youth took to Lutherhill Camp for three jam-packed days of fun, laughter, games, spiritual challenge, worship, and growth! It was an awesome chance for students and adults to get away and build great relationships with each other and with God.

Check out the video from the weekend:

FulSERVE 2013

On October 13, 2013, WordServe Church teamed up with First United Methodist Church, Fulshear, to joyfully care for the needs of people in our community. Instead of our regular Sunday worship service, we offered our acts of service as worship to the God who loves us all–and we saw God make a difference in our lives and the lives of those we helped. People packed kits for Katy Christian Ministries and care packages for Living Water International, while others shoveled and raked and repaired homes in the rain, and residents at The Oaks of Brookshire nursing home enjoyed visitors and music. The morning of October 13, we didn’t just go to church. We WERE the Church. Take a look at some of the highlights.

FulSERVE 2013 Highlight Video

FulSERVE Highlights 2013 from WordServe Church on Vimeo.

WordServe Youth makes Life Different

WordServe Youth joyfully caring for the needs of some Huggins families by distributing Faith-FULL Kids boxes.

WordServe Youth joyfully caring for the needs of some Huggins families by distributing Faith-FULL Kids boxes.

Growing a joyful servant isn’t just for grown-ups and kids! It’s for youth, too!

This summer, WordServe Youth welcomed a great group of new sixth graders, and God is already working in each of them. Here’s a part of a note we received this morning about one of our new students: Continue reading

Making the Grade: Where do you see God?

For four months, WordServe Church has worked to raise our awareness of God’s presence in our lives—in big ways, small ways, and everything in between. In fact, when we began this journey, the people of WordServe took a survey to measure how aware we were of God’s presence…and we averaged a C+. As we stretched ourselves to look harder, pray more, and experience God through things like fasting, serving, and giving, something happened. Our latest report card shows our overall average at a B!

Our goal when we started was to raise our average to a B+ by the end of May…and we’ve almost made it! Join us for the home stretch and experience all that God wants to do! We will take our final survey and celebrate during worship on May 29th.

For now, check out just a few of the amazing ways WordServers have seen God working in their lives:

“I felt an immense sense of peace in the midst of great sadness.”

“[God showed up] in the ladies in my Community Group.  When sharing prayers there was a real sense of honesty. With no fear of what others thought, people shared and God showed up in a way I have never seen.”

“In giving up the thing I had the least of (time), I had a profound experience & I’m trusting that the thing I didn’t get to will work out. God gave me an experience and it challenged me to trust Him.”

“Serving Burmese refugees with other WordServe folks – AMAZING!”

“I saw God at work in Nolan’s sermon.  After lying awake for hours last night thinking about opposition, these reminders from Nehemiah have given me fresh hope!  Thank you!”

“God was at work in the teenagers who got up early on Saturday morning to come out and serve their neighbors.”

“God has given me the desire to spend more time with him.”

“I felt completely content one day this week for the first time in years.”

“God reminded me of Psalm 19:14 at the very moment I needed it.”

“I felt God giving me guidance on a situation at work.”

Two Wheels Make a Difference

On Saturday April 2, 2011, a group of people from WordServe decided to connect their faith to everyday life when they met at Wal-Mart to purchase bicycles for refugees in the Houston area. Bicycles are an important part of life for refugees in this country as bikes are often their primary means of transportation.  Bicycles also allow them to keep in touch with each other and friends in the community.  But something as simple as a bicycle can be very hard to come by as a refugee just coming to this country, and for many, it is a luxury they simply cannot afford. So, a group of WordServe servants gathered at Wal-Mart one Saturday to purchase bikes for the refugee community. We also collected used bicycles from friends and neighbors. In all, 12 bicycles, 12 helmets, and 12 locks were provided to the refugee community! Here’s an account from one of the WordServers who helped deliver the bikes: Continue reading

I Saw Joy

From August 7-14, 2010, a mission team from WordServe traveled from Houston to Honduras to drill a water well for the people of the village of Rio Arriba. Chad Yelverton, one member of the team, shares his experience from the trip:

I almost didn’t go on this trip at all. Seriously, I thought of reasons to back out even before I signed up.

“It’s not safe.”

“I’m too busy.”

“My job is really uncertain right now.”

“I can’t be away from Erika and the boys for that long.”

…and on and on and on, all the way up to the day before we left, when I considered canceling Honduran children at the new wellbecause Erika’s dad went into the hospital for what would be the last time and I wanted so badly to be there for her.  But she insisted that I go to Honduras.  Honestly, I felt God pushing me along, keeping me from giving up.  So I got on the plane. Continue reading