Try This: Give a Sick Child the Chance to Give to Others

Ask your local children's hospital if your church can run a "mobile store" where hospitalized children can "shop" for gifts for family.

Idea Starter: Say Thanks on Labor Day

Bring emergency responders food or a gift on Labor Day, when they're working

Try This: Support Teachers by Donating Classroom Supplies or Cash

Teachers often spend their own dollars on supplies for their classrooms, but your church can make sure they don't have to

Try This: Serve College Students Free Pizza on Move-In Day

Quell move-in day jitters by bringing pizza to college freshmen in their residence halls.

Try This: Hold a Back-to-School Kids’ Clothing Exchange

Invite parents swap their kids' gently used, too-small clothing for some that fit.

3 Keys to Rising Above the Social Marketing Clutter

Here are some tips to help you rise above the market clutter and develop a brand that people choose to talk about.

Selling Bottled Water to Fund Water Wells: Chicago First Church of the Nazarene

Use Americans’ fascination with bottled water to provide clean water overseas.

Don't Wait to Connect With Guests

Immediate follow-up with visitors while they're at your campus helps retain them.

Engage With Twitter Users in Your Community

Start conversations with the unchurched through social media.

Invite Students to an Amazing Race

Create a youth-oriented outreach event based on the hit reality TV show “The Amazing Race.”