In the thirteenth chapter of the Gospel of John, it is recorded how Jesus washed the feet of His disciples. When it was Peter’s turn to receive the washing, it made him uncomfortable. He attempted to stop Jesus saying, “Thou shalt never wash my feet.” (v.8) But Jesus responded to him saying, “If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.”
After the Lord was finished, He asked them if they understood what He had done. He explained it saying, “Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.” (John 13:13-16)
Through this passage we see Jesus teaching an important principle to all of His disciples: the value of service, even if it meant getting out of their comfort zone. As members of the Church, the Body of Christ, we are not above anyone else. Though we are “joint-heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:17) we are not better than our Lord who has given us this example of humble servitude towards others. It is through this principle that we are compelled and desirous to serve our surrounding area of Dayton, OH.
Listed below are just some of the ways that we have been able to engage with our community and serve with the love of Christ. And we continue to seek new opportunities to make Him known through our love for one another.
WAYS WE SERVE
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Crestview Baptist Church is a Drop off Center for Operation Christmas Child. We also host packing days as well as a youth assembly activity.
FIRST RESPONDERS BREAKFAST
Crestview engages our service community through a First Responders Breakfast every year in September to remember those who protect us.
BACKPACK FOOD PROGRAM
Crestview Partners with the Community Table.
Community Table is made up of Northmont Community churches, the YMCA, and Northmont City Schools.
Our goal is to take care of our community members who are struggling. by providing school supplies for students, Christmas for families, and weekend food for elementary school students
Crestview accepts donations for Love Packages, a ministry that sends Bibles and Sunday School supplies overseas.
Every Guest that receives one of our guest bags will also receive a package of Kingdom Growers Coffee. Kingdom Growers is a ministry that helps put money into the hand of the local farmers on the Mission field and helps our Missionaries minister in many other ways. We also serve Kingdom Growers Coffee in our Coffee Shop every Sunday Morning.
Crestview has a longstanding relationship with the Gideons and support their mission of distributing Bibles.