Hello PBers, Over the past several years I've noticed a trend in my community where churches are increasingly involved in community service type projects in my area. Things like leaf-raking, picking up trash, landscaping, job skill programs, sports camps, etc. Typically everyone shows up to the event with matching t-shirts with something catchy like "love your city" emblazoned on it. I'm all for people stewarding the resources in their community well and being involved in the neighborhood one finds him/herself in; however, it seems like these types of church-led events have come to eclipse traditional forms of Christian outreach (VBS, tract distribution, open air preaching, etc) that used to have a deliberate gospel-sharing purpose. 1. Has anyone else noticed this trend in their communities? 2. What does your church's involvement in the community look like? I'll post more on this later...I gotta get ready for work. I wish everyone a joyful day in the Lord! Thanks.