As the weather turns warmer and flowers begin to bloom, how can your church reach out into your community to experience growth?
Here are 10 ideas for your church to try this spring.
Mission Trip Mania: Plan several mission trips for the year—local, national, international—and challenge members to either participate personally or help sponsor another participant.
Interactive Missions Fair: Educate the entire church about how your church does missions both locally and globally. Invite missionaries your church supports and local ministries you partner with to set up booths.
Biggest Workday Ever: Plan dozens of projects, involving all age groups. Challenge members and regular attenders to commit at least two hours for planting, painting, cleaning, and other DIY projects.
Host a Kite-Flying Day: Encourage kids, teens, and adults to participate and invite friends. Give awards for highest, longest in flight, most creative kite.
Community Easter Egg Hunt: Provide kids’ music, candy-filled eggs, snacks, and a puppet show about the meaning of Easter. Distribute bookmarks or refrigerator magnets that list weekly and special events for kids. Don’t forget to invite everyone to Easter worship.
1-2-3 Serve! Each small group in the church plans a servant evangelism project on the same Saturday, blitzing the entire community with good works in Jesus’ name.
Friend Day: Encourage every member to bring an unchurched friend to worship.
Car-Care Clinic: Enlist the help of some men in your church to set up a free oil and lube change and general car maintenance operation at your church for the single moms and widows in your community.
Stop & Pray Day: The first Thursday of May is designated as the National Day of Prayer. On this day, use an outside banner to invite the community to come inside and pray. Play background music, light some candles, and provide a simple prayer guide, sign-in-book, and printed invitation to worship.
Mother’s Day is perfect for a baby dedication and to promote the launch of a small group for new parents.
This is adapted from Diana Davis’ post: 52 Ideas for Your Church This Year.
Diana Davis is an author, columnist and speaker. For more ministry ideas, visit DianaDavis.org.