Adopt Local Businesses

Give a token of thanks to the employees of local businesses.

Try This: Host a Community Yard Sale for Charity

Raise money for a charity and get to know the people in your community.

Try This: Work With Your Local Government

Let your church be known as a helpful, beneficial presence to your community.

Try This: Plan a ‘Senior’ Prom

Let seniors reminisce about their younger years with a prom just for them.

Try This: Teach Teens Babysitting Skills

Your children’s ministry volunteers can be a powerful link to local teens who want to learn proper child care techniques.

Try This: Connection Card Contributions

Give money to a local charity for each connection card you receive from first-time guests.

Try This: Cover a Library Patron’s Overdue-Book Fees

Show book lovers Christ's love in a practical way

Try This: Empower Members to Meet Specific Needs in Your Community

Rather than having a minister dedicated to each particular need, offer training sessions at your church to equip and empower members to meet the particular needs of your community.

Bicycles for the Homeless: Starting a Chain Reaction

First Christian Church of Oklahoma City has changed the lives of homeless, working poor and veterans in their community by refurbishing and giving away donated bikes to those in need.

Try This: Adopt a Highway

Idea Starter: Keep your roads clean and your church’s good will ever-present.
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