When We Pray Commission Culture Happens

Here are some additional "idea-starters" for practical ways churches and members can connect with their communities.

Ideas for Churches

Hold a job fair/financial workshop/tax help clinic

Plan a benefit concert

Present a seasonal play, i.e. Christmas program or Easter pageant

Collaborate with other local churches to host a father/son camping trip or a mother/daughter weekend

Plan a community picnic

Work with a local senior center on a charity quilt club or project

Plan a community cleanup day

Host a Car Care Clinic for single moms

Help start a community garden project

Organize a monthly social

Start a weekly luncheon

Begin a women's or men's Bible study group

Host a Friday night soup supper/vespers

Sponsor an Adventist history group

Organize a community bonfire

Host community basketball or volleyball games

Ideas for Members

Participate in community projects

Join a local garden club, car club or hiking club

Plan a neighborhood treasure hunt for kids

Start a book club

Plan an outdoor movie night in your backyard

Invite people home for Sabbath lunch

Host a neighborhood party

Organize a special-interest group

Join a local Harley riders group

Reconnect with your best friend from high school

April 01, 2008 / Feature