Read through these two stories where an individual is reflecting on their project’s mission & service activities, and as you go, notice:
- What are the differences between them?
- What do you notice about the language used in each reflection?
- What is the intention or goal behind each project’s activity?
“Wednesday night we’ve got the Men’s shed group. Thursday is a Mums’ playgroup in the morning and the evening is a community dinner. The weekends are packed as well with two Sunday services and a youth group Friday & Saturday night. Over the last few years we’ve really increased our engagement with the community, and almost every day we are running this program or that. It’s very busy, but I feel it’s important to be serving the local community. Our building has lot of life in it, and that feels good.”
“Before we built this new building, we spent a long time looking at potential sites. One of the reasons we chose this one, was because it was only a block away from the town centre. People drive past us every day. There is an apartment block next door, and a school down the road. A few people from our congregation have become friends with parents from the school, just by being here at drop off time. There is a great farmers market on during the weekends, and some of our community are growers who have stalls. We often meet up for coffee with some of the other stall holders towards the end of the market. I’m fairly new to town, but I feel really at home here. It is a good community.”