One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?” Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (NRSV, Mark 12:29-32)
What can you personally do to love God and your neighbor? Begin by finding your life passion and figuring out what gives your life meaning, and then share your light with others. Mahatma Gandhi said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Service is a significant part of the heartbeat of Dayspring’s culture. There are two major opportunities for service through ministry: (1) volunteering inside the walls of the church and (2) missions outside the walls of the church
Dayspring Volunteer Opportunities
Giving our time, talents, and spiritual gifts to further God’s Kingdom
If you would like to explore some of the ways to serve Dayspring, we would love to talk to you about how you’d like to get involved. Please see below for numerous ways to volunteer. If you’re unsure about what might best suit your interests and availability, please email Andrea.
Beyond Our Campus: Mission Opportunities
The main mission of the church is to reach out to others, to look beyond ourselves, and touch the lives of those in need, both in our own community and internationally. Dayspring has many avenues in which we can express our love and concern for others.
Connectional United Methodist Missions
The United Methodist Church is organized by congregations, districts, conferences and then the General Church. We are a Connectional Church.” Together, every part of the United Methodist Church contributes to our local, national, and global mission programs through a “tithe” called benevolences. We also support global missions by Advance Special Giving (identified as giving to selected projects) and by giving to the United Methodist Committee of Relief (UMCOR). In addition, our local UMW and UMM give to United Methodist missions. A sampling of UM missions includes church colleges, seminaries, hospitals, children’s homes, disaster relief, and agricultural and medical missions.