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Rock Church conference teaches faith leaders ways to incorporate community service into congregation

Members have done 2.4 million hours of service
Posted at 12:50 PM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 19:14:36-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The Rock Church is spreading its message of turning faith into action this weekend.

They'll host a convention to teach other congregations ways to incorporate community service into their regular programming.

"We have thousands of people on the street every day, doing something in our community," says Pastor Miles McPherson. "It’s a great testament to the hearts of the people in our church."

Rock Church says its members have completed 2.4 million hours of community service over the last 10 years, with an estimated economic value of $43 million.

"It’s one thing for people to sit in a room and listen to a sermon, it’s another thing for people to go out and do it," says McPherson. "That’s why we call it a "Do Something Church."

Leaders from 73 congregations across 13 states will be at the Do Something Conference this weekend. In addition to educational sessions about how to establish community service programs, people at the conference will also take part in 10 service projects across San Diego.

The conference is open to any faith-based organization that's looking to incorporate more community service.

More information about the conference and registration can be found here.