I just received my copy of Outreach Magazine‘s “The Outreach 100” that spotlights the 100 largest and 100 fastest growing churches. This is some great information. You get this issue when you subscribe to the magazine or your can purchase it separately.
There is a great story “Starter Ideas for any church of any size” that really shows me ways we can serve our community and raise awareness. Items such as:
Hand out popcorn bags at the local video store that have your church’s information on it.
Have the youth replace the batteries in the smoke detectors in the neighborhood (batteries supplied by the congregation).
Go fishing (great idea for the older to mentor the younger)
Take food the the local firehouse, police stations and trash collectors around thanksgiving.
I had an idea of having a Wii Bowling League (another great activity that can unite older and younger people).
Offer marriage seminars (I recommend Love and Respect ).
These are fun low pressure ways to meet people in your neighborhood, as well as get to know your members better. You can subscribe at www.outreachmagazine.com
Steven S Billings “T.G.I.F. Thank God I’m Free
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