Kingdom Men group invites volunteers for Saturday service event – Gaston Gazette

A faith-based men’s group wants volunteers to join them in ministering to the Gaston County community on Saturday, Nov. 20.
Kingdom Men, which includes members from Vision Church, Eastside Church of the Nazarene, Parkwood Baptist and more, will be involved in everything from handing out doughnuts, painting and helping families with house and yard work.
“We want to help men to become more like Jesus,” said Joe Bell, pastor of Eastside Church of the Nazarene. “We want to use biblical principles to better the community around us.”
Participants will meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Vision Church, 2024 Redbud Drive, Gastonia, before getting assignments and heading to volunteering locations.
Volunteering efforts for the day will end at noon. 
Options include offering doughnuts, coffee and prayer at the Erwin Center and in Franklin Square, painting property with the Gastonia Street Ministry or helping families with house and yard work. 
Volunteers should provide their own transportation.
“We believe that when we’re helping people to become more like Jesus that this will make our families, country and community better,” said Matt Vanderbilt, pastor of Vision Church. 
“Overall, we want to help people,” Bell said. “We want to look into what we can do to encourage people and show them that somebody cares.” 
Kingdom Men members meet weekly in small groups for fellowship, Bible study and prayer.
The group started in August 2020 with a prayer breakfast at Vision Church after Vanderbilt noticed men becoming more isolated during the pandemic.
“I saw how encouraged everyone was after meeting and it grew into more churches getting involved,” said Vanderbilt. 
Participants in Saturday’s event are invited to come back to Vision Church after the event for fellowship. 
Reach Janiya Winchester at 704-869-1842 or [email protected]

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