JanuaryMake on mission New Years
resolutions. Share with an accountability partner. Examples:
I will tell one person every month how Christ has changed my life.
I will lead one person to Christ in 2002.
I will ask my pastor how I can help him with evangelistic outreach.
I will invite six people/families to church in 2002.
I will volunteer to organize or participate in an On Mission Team this year.
Check out the North American Mission Boards On Mission Team manual to find out
how to develop a team at your church. To order call 800-448-8032.
FebruaryOrganize or help with a church-sponsored
Olympics party for opening/closing ceremonies. Rent a big-screen TV for
church or host parties in homes. Church members/families bring unchurched
friends. Snack table includes invitations to church with service times,
Valentines night out. Provide complimentary childcare for unchurched
families. When couples return from their date, provide invitations to church
MarchPlan or assist a leader with a month-long course
for church members who want to become more effective in their evangelistic
outreach. Evangelism 101 can be a four-week Sunday school class or
evening home study. Celebrate graduation with a party. For curriculum use
Becoming a Contagious Christian or The NET, a strategy to
help Christians share their faith in the twenty-first century. To order
The NET call 800-448-8032.
AprilDevelop a four-week course for skeptics and
seekerscan be a Sunday school class or evening sessions in home or church.
Begin by asking attendees to jot questions on 3x5 cards to preserve anonymity.
Make sure all are answered. Invite pastor, Bible teachers, laypeople with
strong testimonies, etc. to satisfy attendees in their search. Telephone each
attendee before final meeting to see if other concerns still need to be
addressed. One resource would be Lee Strobels The Case for Faith,
MayOrganize or help with a one-on-one effort pairing
newly trained on mission church members with skeptics and seekers who
attended the April course. This could be a one-month commitment to benefit both
the on mission Christians who need practice flexing their new evangelistic
muscles and the people who are either still on the fence or who made
commitments and need discipling/integration into the church family.
JunePlan an on mission vacation for your
A mission week helping with World Changers. Call 800-462-8657 for
Travel to a resort to help a missionary. Call 800-462-8657 for
Organize or help with an evangelistic event for your church such as backyard
Bible studies or Vacation Bible school. Invite unchurched children, and be
proactive about following up with their parents.
JulyFor Independence Day (U.S.) and Canada Day
(Canada) organize letter-writing campaigns by Sunday school children.
Thank local heroes (fire fighters, police officers, emergency medical
personnel). Include invitations to church with service times, directions,
Thank chaplains and missionaries for setting on mission examples.
Visit www.namb.net/missionaries or www.namb.net/root/beonmission/birthdays.
AugustOn mission personal services. Form
meaningful one-on-one relationships that can lead to telling someone about
Men: Help a neighbor with a taskyard work, car repair. Take a friend to a
game. Meet an ambitious coworker for lunch and share your Christ-centered
Women: Relieve a busy mom. Help an elderly lady. Take flowers or baked goods
to a neighbor. Listen to a troubled friend and introduce her to your
SeptemberSchool days begin, even for adults.
People who work: Organize or participate in a noontime Bible study. Use a
theme like work ethics or job security. If allowed, advertise via email,
bulletin board, office newsletter. Invite a mix of Christian and nonbelieving
People at home: Organize or participate in a morning Bible study. Use a
theme like raising children or meaningful retirement. Advertise with mailbox
flyers, phone calls, emails. Invite a mix of Christian and nonbelieving
neighbors and friends.
OctoberOrganize or help with a church-sponsored fall
event for your community. Advertise via newspaper and radio. At each,
distribute invitations for church services. Examples:
Host a crafts and food fair, indoors or outdoors. Invite people of other
ethnicities than the one that is predominant in your church to offer their
wares and cuisine.
Host dinner for hunters based on a theme such as gun safety. Include
Host Halloween party for kids including those from unchurched families.
Order SEE: Halloween for Christ, a planning guide, from 800-448-8032.
NovemberA chance to share your food and faith with
Invite to your home someone who might be alonea single, a student, homeless
man, an elderly woman. Tell why you are thankful to God for His saving gift of
grace. With the holidays just around the corner, they may become lonely again.
Invite them to upcoming church services. Provide rides if needed.
Organize or help host a Thanksgiving dinner at your church for those who
work on Thanskgiving Day or who would otherwise dine alone. Present the
DecemberDuring this busy month, one-on-one
testimonials will be effective.
Detail your reason for the season in family letters tucked into Christmas
Deliver to neighbors a plate of goodies with an invitation to a church
service and a JESUS video. Call later offering to drive or meet at the
door. Tell about special seasonal programs and family events. They may be more
open than ever to meeting your Savior.
Resolve family conflicts with apologies and tell Who you serve. Model Gods
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