I am collecting ideas for some upcoming ministry opportunities at Maranatha Church. In a few weeks, we are beginning a new message series about reaching out and sharing the love of God in practical ways. We will be promoting various projects to try to get everyone involved in a ministry activity. We hope to accomplish most of this outside of our church building.

We already have in mind various ideas: nursing homes, homeless shelters, short-term missions trip, beach and park clean up, something for the troops…

Please feel free to throw in a couple of ideas. We are compiling a list. It would be awesome if you could contribute to the list.


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  1. Pastor, just up the road at Eisenhower on Sundays is a group of Guatemalans (I believe) who meet for worship – I love Jessica’s idea – and if we can’t find someone in our church who can translate – I would bet there would be someone there who could – not to mention – seeking their participation in a group effort maybe. Also, I would love to see an outreach to our own community for ANYBODY who might need assistance with things like lawnwork, maybe house painting, things like that. I live in Cabana Colony and there are many elderly (not in nursing homes) who would love some assistance and would accept anything we could offer. Sharon Seldow

  2. I know this may sound kinda “out of the box”, I really don’t try to be “out there”, but I had read in one of my ministry books a few years ago about a church that did free oil changes for people in their community. Not that I know how to change oil, but the philosophy behind performing a task such as this, is that it served poeple in a way unlike most ways churches typically serve. Don’t get me wrong…the homeless, elderly, etc. are important and should be served; however, in thinking of our economy and the financial crisis many people are in, I wonder how Maranatha can be used to serve in a non-traditional, yet tangible way, like an oil change? Ya know???

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