Two individuals paint a mural on a water tower as part of a service project.

Offering Service

We are walking together along a path of service to mankind. We welcome you to offer a period of intense effort in service to all those welcome to walk this path.

Bahá’u’lláh states that “the purpose for which mortal men have, from utter nothingness, stepped into the realm of being, is that they may work for the betterment of the world and live together in concord and harmony.” -30 December 2021, The Universal House of Justice to the Conference of the Continental Boards of Counsellors

Homefront Pioneering

The friends who arise to foster, with tact, love, unity and fortitude, a pattern of community life in clusters across the globe will undoubtedly draw inspiration from the Master’s heartfelt cry expressed in the Tablets of the Divine Plan: "O that I could travel, even though on foot and in the utmost poverty, to these regions, and, raising the call of ‘Ya Bahá'u'l-Abhá' in cities, villages, mountains, deserts and oceans, promote the divine teachings! This, alas, I cannot do. How intensely I deplore it! Please God, ye may achieve it. --May 23, 2016, The Universal House of Justice to the Baha’is of the World

The Southeast Region welcomes offers of service from individuals whose hearts are drawn to serve as homefront pioneers. Homefront pioneers with recent experience in Ruhi Institute courses and a commitment to engaging with others in a humble attitude of learning are needed to assist specific goal clusters or neighborhoods to initiate or strengthen a pattern of growth based on the institute process as described by the Universal House of Justice:

…the Bahá’í world will be focused on a single aim: the release of the society-building power of the Faith in ever-greater measures. The pursuit of this overall aim will require a further rise in the capacity of the individual believer, the local community, and the institutions of the Faith. These three constant protagonists of the Plan each have a part to play, and each one has capacities and qualities that must be developed. However, each is incapable of manifesting its full potential on its own. It is by strengthening their dynamic relationships with one another that their powers are combined and multiplied. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá explains that the more the qualities of cooperation and mutual assistance are manifested by a people, “the more will human society advance in progress and prosperity”; in the Faith, this principle distinguishes and shapes the interactions of individuals, institutions, and communities, and it endows the body of the Cause with moral vigour and spiritual health. -30 December 2021 to the Conference of the Continental Boards of Counsellors
...believers who are moved to offer a period of service as a pioneer can, of course, arise from anywhere and settle wherever in the world they feel they can make a contribution to the development of the Faith. Familiarity with the provisions of the global Plans and experience with teaching the Cause and community-building activities in one’s own cluster can be of tremendous advantage in this field of service. – 24 May 2022, Universal House of Justice, Message to the Baha'is of the World

Fill out an application form to offer a period of service.

Logistical and Financial Support for Pioneers

[The Regional Councils] will find it necessary to create and refine mechanisms that serve to further the pattern of growth unfolding at the cluster level and the learning process associated with it. These will include a well-functioning regional office that provides the secretary with basic organizational support; a sound system of accounting that accommodates divers channels for the flow of funds to and from clusters; an efficient means of communication that takes into consideration the reality of life in villages and neighbourhoods; and, where warranted, physical structures that facilitate intensified and focused activity. -Dec 28, 2010, The Universal House of Justice

Material support will be required to support the pattern of growth unfolding in clusters. These will include funds, vehicles, housing, and other logistical support. If you are interested in contributing to this meritorious goal, click on the links below:

Logistical Support Pledge

Financial Support Pledge


South Carolina Enterprise

Pamoramic view of the front of the Louis Gregory Baha'i Institute in Hemingway, South Carolina
Louis Gregory Baha'i Institute in Hemingway, South Carolina

The Universal House of Justice has asked our region to make an effort “to reinvigorate activities in the Pee Dee cluster and other clusters near the Louis G. Gregory Bahá’í Institute facility” and call upon “capable young homefront pioneers, especially African American believers who are actively engaged in the Plan, to settle in receptive neighborhoods.”

Please click here to submit your information if you are interested in serving this special initiative.


Volunteer Clearance for Working with Minors

If you are interested in serving with children, junior youth, or high school aged youth – anyone under the age of 18, in order to ensure the safety of the youngest members of the community while they are under our supervision and care, everyone working with minors is required to have a background check and agree to abide by the policy and principles linked below.  How does the process work?

Click on the following link and fill in the required information:  Volunteer Clearance Form

Within a few days, you will receive an email from “TheAdvocates@SterlingVolunteers.com” with an invitation from the Regional Training Institute to initiate your background check. The email will have a link for you to follow to set up a Sterling Volunteer’s account and initiate the check. The process is completely secure, using a password-protected account to preserve the confidentiality of personal information, and only takes 5 - 10 minutes.  The check itself can take 2 days – 2 weeks, depending on a range of factors.  When your check is completed, you will receive an email from Sterling Volunteers with the results of your check and a confirmation email from the Clearance Officer.  If you have additional questions about the process, please contact: Board@rtise.org.