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Community Ministry Projects


In Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

Jesus does not promise that we will not be burdened; He promises that the burdens we carry will be light as we come to Him. As we are not alone in our burdens, we need not forget our neighbors who are weighed down with various circumstances in life. The following are some project ideas that can help you address different needs in the community.

Card Ministry

A word of encouragement goes a long way to comfort those who are sick or grieving, celebrate a joyous occasion, and share God’s love. A card ministry allows you to show that you care even when you are not present physically.

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Goodie Bags for School Teachers

There is a metaphor in the Chinese language that likens teachers as "engineers of the human soul". Teachers are often like our second parents; they contribute so much to our lives, but we do not appreciate them enough. Making goody bags for teachers is a fun and creative way to show respect and gratitude to our teachers.

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Host a Block Party

A block party is a positive and powerful way to bring the community together. It breaks down barriers and is a great opportunity to fellowship with your surrounding neighbors.

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International Student Ministry

America is known as the melting pot in the world, and this is probably most evident in college and university campuses. There are currently around 750,000 international students in the States from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds. International students are the windows to the world, and Americans have a unique opportunity to reach the world without leaving the country.

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Lunch for Habitat for Humanity Workers

Habitat for Humanity (HFH) is a nonprofit Christian housing organization that provides affordable housing for people in need. HFH operates through volunteer labor in nearly 90 countries. As homeowners and volunteers sweat through hundreds of hours in building houses, a great way to give back is by preparing or providing lunches for them on various build days.

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Offer ESL Classes

Language barriers can be frustrating when one attempts to communicate with another. While English is the most widely spoken language in the States, many struggle with the language. For those who have come here at an adult age to work or to study, navigating through everyday life with a foreign language can be especially challenging. By offering English classes to ESL (English as a Second Language) speakers, you can help build their confidence and ease their transition to this country.

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Offer Music Lessons

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote, "Music is the universal language of mankind". However, many today do not have a chance to learn this language due to financial burdens and cutbacks in our schools' budgets. By offering free or affordable music lessons, you open a door for people to alleviate stress, stimulate the mind, and simply enjoy the gifts of playing a musical instrument. 

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Park Cleanup

Park cleanup is a great project for church and the community to join forces in order to beautify a public area. Like the roadside cleanup, cleaning up a park is a great project for all ages. 

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Prayer Walking

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings should be made for everyone...(1 Tim. 2:1)

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Roadside Cleanup

Littering is illegal in many states, but often we pass by unsightly trash by the roadside. Cleaning up a roadside is a great project for all ages. By picking litter along a highway or park area, you can keep the community clean and beautiful. You might even help brighten the driver's day as they travel on a pristine road.

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School Landscaping, Clean-up, Painting

A school-wide community cleanup project is a good way to get the church, students, and the community involved in a good cause. This is a great opportunity to allow participants to build meaningful relationships with another, and the plus side of making a school greener, cleaner, and safer is not bad, either. 

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Sewing Ministry

Whether you sew, knit, quilt, or crochet, the sewing ministry is a creative way of fellowshipping and reaching out to the community. This ministry can benefit a variety of individuals or groups like children's homes, nursing homes, hospital patients, homeless shelters, crisis centers and international missions.

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Teach Life Skills

The World Health Organization defines life skills as "abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life". It is hard to imagine what it is like to navigate daily life without having important skills to make decisions, solve problems, manage feelings and stress, and communicate effectively.

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