It's not enough to have a couple of volunteers represent your church at as soup kitchen once a month and call that service. Service is transforming your church into one that exists not for its members but for those beyond its walls. We are looking for churches thast have as culture of service, not some volunteer hours and benevolent dollars. But we asre also looking for churches thast are different from Rotary, the Elks, and United Way. The people we serve will also know in whose nasme we come.

(The following congregations have submitted examples of Best Practices. Clicking on a congregation's name will take you to a page describing the congregation's Best Practice.)`

Good Shepherd, Elizabeth City

Mt. Pisgah, Hickory

Shiloh, Lewisville - teachers

Shiloh, Lewisville - yard sale

St. Mark, Asheville

Grace, Boone