Contact Local Leaders
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Invite Local Leaders as Guests
Fill a Community Need
Your community has parks, nature trails, recreation centers, and other community properties that could use a little TLC. Offering your volunteer services as a means to get the job done earns a lot of community trust. Show your love for the community by organizing a park cleanup, trail cleanup walk, or remodeling effort. Rebuilding the local jungle gym, or mowing the local baseball park and patching the fence is a great way to engage parents and kids. Document the whole thing in a short video and inspire your community.
Poll Your Congregation
If you’re having trouble finding needs, look to your congregation. Your church is full of community leaders, parents, teachers, coaches, and business owners. Take some time and ask them what the needs of the community are and how your church could take part. This aids your members in reaching their own everyday community by providing the action they need to develop relationships and start conversations.
These are just a few of the ways we can begin to engage the world outside of our walls. We can use our words to express the gospel, but there are many times where we must use our hands to express it as well. In our culture today, it’s often more effective to show than to tell. Being a part of something means that you are connected to the rest of that something. Is your church a part of your community, or have you found yourself apart of your community? Don’t just tell the story of love, be the story of love.
Since Travis began a relationship with Christ at the age of 16, he has served as a Worship Leader, Event Coordinator, Ministry Director, and public speaker. After seeking a degree in Computer Engineering for several years, he eventually pursued a major in Studio Art at the University of West Florida where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. Previously, he was a Marketing Director and Administrative Assistant at a nationally recognized liquidation and salvage corporation where he worked for several years before choosing to fully invest himself into church media and communications.
He currently serves as a Graphic Designer at Olive Baptist Church, one of the largest churches in the Florida panhandle. Travis has a passion for developing the next generation of creative leaders and maintaining the relevance of the church in today’s visual media. In his free time he also enjoys dabbling in other forms of visual media including video production and effects, as well as web design.