Why Join SOFT?
Routinely-serving others is the personal relationship with God. It is us becoming the hands, ears, and voice of Jesus!
Actually connecting with another person to share their humanity is truly Loving Your neighbor, loving God, and fulfilling the missions Jesus gave us.
Provides a personal community for Christians committed to Living Their Faith; so you don’t have to go it alone. We thrive when we feel supported. Belonging to a peer group with similar passions, learning from and challenging each other, and supporting each other in achieving a personal relationship with God is extremely fulfilling.
You make a difference to the humanity of others.
SOFT is a new and fun tool empowering us to make a difference int he world around us. Just giving your time and effort is significant, but when you take the next step to personally connect with them, everything changes. You honor their unique spirit. You affect their life. Your serving is intentional. They didn’t earn it. They didn’t buy it. It shows respect, friendship, and connection to them.
One-on-one experiences change us. When you show them they matter, you realize you matter.
- It makes us better mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, friends and co-workers.
- Makes us feel complete and connected to this world because I know I am making a concrete difference. Generosity is the fullness of heart that results from sharing our resources, our time, our talents, and ultimately ourselves, for the well-being of others.
- Transforms our life-challenges (grief, loneliness, anger, selfishness, etc.) into whole-heartedness. When we focus on caring for and serving others, we begin to resolve many of our own problems.
You can help build a new culture for Christians everywhere. We aspire to build a better world. To leave a legacy. To know… I made a difference in my community, my world.
“Living Our Faith” is the evangelization that Pope Francis talks about. It is for God’s Glory – bringing his light to the world – so that others will see, question, and then seek our Source.
You can do what you love to do – like work with tools, use their love to decorate, or their gift of listening or welcoming, or their size to help move things, or their hands to touch someone’s life; or write a letter. There are all kinds of opportunities; we can help organize, categorize, and collect hundres of ideas in a central resource for people looking for a way to serve or care for others.
Our love is contagious… people will reciprocate to others… changing the way we treat each other in our lives.
SOFT members are a special group known to serve and care for others.
Lacking a personal relationship with God?
There is a reason people don’t feel like they have a personal relationship with God. A reason they are not going to Church, or are actually leaving the Church, and taking their kids with them. It is the tragic consequences of a Sunday-only routine…where we are not living our faith.
A second, and relation reason, is that the helpful and significant efforts we spend in group-serving activities often lack a personal impact on both sides of the counter. We often leave feeling “something is missing”. we have an unmet want that we can’t put our finger on. Group-serving generally doesn’t entail any personal connection… so you help in a food-line, or deliver some packages, or donate some goods – but that’s all. You went – and you left.
Similarly, group-serving leaves those we serve feeling empty and not equal. They are glad and appreciative, but you really didn’t do anything to improve their spirit, their self-worth, their dignity. You didn’t honor them with your personal attention… you didn’t intentionally reach out to their humanity.
And that group-serving aspect is what makes SOFT different from great organizations like the Knights of Columbus… SOFT provides a personal community to encourage and support you in serving individuals on a regular basis.
Who is soft for?
SOFT is for individuals who have made a choice – who want to be more, do more, to have meaning in their life… To matter.
You made a decision to be or become a disciple… NOW we are here to support you. We provide community for Christians committed to Living Their Faith – so you don’t have to go it alone. SOFT members want to be known as individuals – globally and locally – who care and take actions – to make a difference to others.
Give it a try