There is a movement that is rumbling throughout the Body of Christ -- a revolutionary army of people ready to take up the mandate to pursue the lost, the forgotten, and the poor to show them a God who is passionately in love with them. Servolution is a revolution of serving others. The troops are followers of Christ, the companies of soldiers are churches, and the weapons are towels for service. Through the story of what God is doing at Healing Place Church, Servolution will inspire you to serve, and it will give you tons of practical ideas and strategies to get you started. Change your world - start a revolution through serving.
In Servolution, Dino Rizzo shares the story of his relentless pursuit of ways to bless the lost, poor, and hurting people of his community in Jesus' name. You'll be amazed and inspired by the incredible ways God has used Healing Place Church to meet the needs of thousands of people. Each chapter includes practical suggestions and resources for use in any church.
Be encouraged by the testimony of how God's Spirit can use a simple passion to serve to revolutionize your approach to ministry. Wherever you are and whatever your gifts, you can play a vital role in this revolution through serving.
From the Publisher
In all my years of exploring the power of leadership, I have learned that the true expression of leadership is found in serving. I have witnessed the incredible story of Dino Rizzo and Healing Place Church and have seen the eternal impact that serving has made on so many lives in their community and throughout the world. Servolution is a must-read for anyone who wants to transform their life and the lives of others simply by choosing to serve with no strings attached.
- John C. Maxwell, Author, Speaker, and Founder of EQUIP
Dino Rizzo is one of those guys you can't not like. His love for God and for people are contagious. And his book, Servolution, is a must-read. It is inspirational. It is practical. And it has the potential to revolutionize your life.
- Mark Batterson, Lead Pastor, National Community Church
Dino Rizzo attracts miracles! Why? Because he serves people everywhere he goes. I know from serving people on the streets of New York City that miracles follow serving. This book is the story of miracles that have come to Dino and Healing Place Church because of their commitment to serving others with no strings attached. Read, study, and implement what the Spirit says to you through this book and get ready to see miracles in your church.
- Nelson Searcy, Lead Pastor, The Journey Church
"Louisiana is a beautiful state with tremendous resources. But our land and bounty cannot match the magnificence and generosity of our people. I saw it first hand, when the levees broke, and the waters rose. Dino and thousands like him took in the homeless, fed the hungry, and served those in need. The power of love, the power of serving, binds us together as a people and honors the truth of our highest calling."
-Governor Bobby Jindal
Matthew 11:12: "Since the days of John the Baptist, the Kingdom of God has been forcefully advancing and forceful men lay hold of it." Dino Rizzo is a dynamo helping to advance the kingdom of God. His heart for the poor, oppressed, and the needy is precious. This book will stimulate your resolve to serve and advance the kingdom.
- Bill McCartney, CEO, Promise Keepers
Dino Rizzo oozes servolution from his pores, which is both inspiring and contagious. Once you join this revolution, there's no looking back. Serving the poor is one of the most powerful ways to demonstrate Christ's love, and Dino does an amazing job showing us the way. This book will change the world. I guarantee it.
- Anne Jackson, Author, Mad Church Disease
I've known Dino Rizzo for many years as a close friend to Bobbie and me, and to our church family. Dino's life, passion, and enthusiasm more than qualify him to speak with influence on the topic of servanthood. Healing Place Church is a great example of a church filled with kingdom-driven, servant-minded, community focused people, and they are strategically bringing change to the nation. This book is about team, it's about vision, and it will inspire you to a fresh and radical way of living.
- Brian Houston, Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church
Serving. It's a lost art. The simplicity of serving has been buried beneath a mountain of religious programs and activities that mask the truth, and the truth is that our hearts have been hardened to the desperate needs in people's lives. Thank God for Pastor Dino and the servolution that he, his wife, and his ministry are calling for. Dino has masterfully captured this much-needed message not only with the words he has written but also with the life he has lived. This book is for every pastor, every church, and every believer who wants to fulfill God's mandate on this earth. Don't just read this book with your eyes; let its message sink into the depths of your soul.
- Priscilla Shirer, Author and Bible Teacher
In Servolution Pastor Dino Rizzo lays out a blueprint for what I believe will be the next big move in the church. Every pastor needs to read this book to understand the implications of this seismic shift in how church is done in America and around the world.
- Geoff Surratt, Co-author of The Multi-site Church Revolution
We were created to live a life of servanthood. Sadly, many of us have drifted off course. Servolution is a book every Christian should read. I can think of no person more qualified to write it than Pastor Dino Rizzo. He lives what is written here.
- David Meyer, CEO, Joyce Meyer Ministries
If every church in America would read Dino's book and do what he and DeLynn did in their community, massive numbers of people would be coming to Christ in our nation. So many books teach church-growth principles, but this book is not about that. Servolution is simply about rolling up your sleeves and serving people in your community by meeting practical needs. What Dino has written exemplifies the statement that people do not care how much you know until they know how much you care. It's not about growing the church so that you can meet needs but rather about meeting needs and finding that the church will grow as a byproduct of serving others.
- Nancy Alcorn, Mercy Ministries International
In Servolution, we're reminded why the church exists...to demonstrate God's love in powerful and tangible ways. This book is at once practical and inspiring. Healing Place Church is pastored by Dino Rizzo and models how to walk this out and embrace Jesus' teaching. Servolution empowers you to bring solution to the needs that surround you. With Servolution you will be inspired to take your eyes from yourself and be a solution to the needs that surround you.
- John & Lisa Bevere, Messenger International