Monday, June 22, 2009

Servolution: Starting a Church Revolution Through Serving

Here's a review I did which is originally posted today over on! (

I recently received the book, "Servolution," by Dino Rizzo. If you haven't read about this great thing happening all over the country catalyzed by the people behind this book, then go check out their website at

I recommend this book to help you get a picture of the reality of what God is doing through Servolution so that you will be charged with the electricity to join in on what's happening.

I hope and pray that soon all you need to do is look around you in your community to see the impact of Servolution!

In chapter 4, I'm reminded that Servolution is all about Jesus. He was the ultimate servant even to the point of death on the cross all for our sake.

The crazy thing serving others with no strings attached will do for a church is make it grow!

Here are some factors that this chapter goes into as to why helping people will grow a church:

1. When we focus on caring for people, God takes care of the church.
2. Servolution is about expanding the kingdom, not just our church.
3. Every Christian needs to serve.
4. Servolution reminds us that it's all about Him and not about us.

God knows all of our needs, and as a good Father He seeks to care for His children. But He also wants to include us in this process by following Jesus' example of serving. The amazing thing is that God created the act of serving to be something that in turn provides our own needs! He honors our sincerety in serving Him and others in all kinds of ways from healing to growth to deeper community bonds and closer fellowship with Him.

Matthew 6:31-34 says,

"Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."

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