May 18 2021
INVOLVING COMMUNITY GROUPS IN MISSIONS
Monday Missions Projects – Schedule a regular weekday morning for mission projects such as preparing healthcare kits for a crisis shelter, packing backpacks for needy school children, or stocking the shelves of the church food pantry.
Prayer Walking Upgrade – Ask adults in community groups to adopt an area near your church to do prayer walking: the neighborhood school, community facilities like the police department or city hall.
Benevolence Ministries – Some churches use benevolence funds as an opportunity to talk with recipients, counsel them, and share Christ. Decide as a group to volunteer a specific day once a month.
Adopt a Church Planter and Family – Community group members can introduce church planters to influential community leaders, politicians, business owners, and local craftsmen who may be of help to the planter as he and his family make community connections. Get current information on planters from SEIBA’s office.
Befriend a Church Planter’s Wife – Take her to lunch, remember her birthday, pray for her, and encourage her as she helps her husband establish a new church.
Friendship Food – Cook extra lasagna or ham and deliver it to a senior who is unable to get out due to illness or care giving responsibilities.
Be Creative in Outreach - *Bake cookies for a high school sports team who has a weekly meal in your church’s gym. *Invite young mothers in the neighborhood to tea and share the gospel with them. *Knit or crochet prayer shawls for patients or those grieving (patterns on Pinterest) *Make receiving blankets for a crisis pregnancy center. *Write to recovering wounded soldiers (address on Pinterest). *Pray for missionaries on their birthdays (monthly list in Missions Mosaic Magazine. Order at www.wmu.com/curriculum).