The Common Good

Change The World Event Reaches Five-Year Milestone

Date: May 21, 2014

TIPP CITY — On May 17-18, the hands of thousands joined together in service during Change the World weekend by working to help communities all over the Miami Valley and around the world, event organizers said.
For the fifth year, United Methodist churches from 1,500 locations worldwide took on service projects that improve the circumstances of others and spark public interest in volunteer activities during this annual event sponsored by United Methodist Communication based out of Nashville, Tenn…

The idea for Change the World started in 2010. Slaughter wrote a book called “Change the World: Recovering the Message and Mission of Jesus.” It challenged Christians to step outside the church walls and get out into their communities. Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis, in his forward to the book, wrote, “Mike’s challenge is simple and direct: Quit worrying about getting people into your church and start finding new opportunities to move people who are already there out into God’s service.”