Participating in an Urban Plunge Weekend: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa

Send teams to serve those in need in inner-cities.

Participating in Children’s Ministry Day: New Hope Community Church in California

Give kids a meaningful, hands-on outreach experience.

Try This: Participate in the MLK Day of Service, Jan. 18, 2016

Commemorate the national holiday by serving your community.

Sewing Scarves, Caps and Blankets: Danville First Church of the Nazarene in Illinois

Equip attendees to use their sewing talents to serve others.

Using Attendance for Greater Impact: CedarCreek Church in Ohio

Donate money to nonprofit service organizations based on how many people come to church.

8 Ways Your Church Can Fight Modern Slavery

Take steps to build awareness and action; Human Trafficking Awareness Day is Jan. 11.

Try This: Participate in a Local AIDS Walk

Commemorate World AIDS Day Dec. 1 by helping to raise awareness and money.

Raising Cattle to Feed the Urban Poor: Howard-Miami Mennonite Church in Indiana

Enlist youth in groups like 4-H or Future Farmers of America to help.

Feeding Underprivileged Children During School Breaks: Tucker First UMC in Georgia

Make up for the absence of free or reduced-cost meals kids receive at school when it is in session.

Try This: Make Quilts for Wounded Veterans

Provide some comfort and honor those who’ve served in the military.