Take Action Now!
There is a community outside your walls that desperately needs to hear of the hope that is in you. But if you’re not intentional about it it will not happen. As you look over your members start visualizing who will be the leaders that can take this initiative. Once you do this your church leadership needs to get going. I have identified a couple of low-cost ministry opportunities your church can start immediately.
Provide Financial Education
How many of us wished we would have had better managed our finances? I know I struggled with this. My home church offered a financial course and this did two things for me: 1) Made me a tither 2) Was more committed to the church.
It’s no secret Millennials carry debt and are “financially stressed”. This is an area that has an immediate impact.
One such training is Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University or FPU. Almost anyone with a pulse can lead this course as it only requires a host play the DVD and ask questions out of a book. Mr. Ramsey does all the teaching. My wife and I participated in FPU as part of our pre-marriage counsel and it has paid dividends.
Partner with other non-profits
Millennials will give of their time where they can use their skills. I’m reminded of a friend who coaches several basketball teams throughout the year. I never pictured this individual doing this type of activity! They want to see their volunteer work pay off immediately; think a soup kitchen, career counseling, or group project. It is noted that they prefer to work in groups rather than solo projects. I look back on the ministry opportunities my family and I participated in and many involved serving alongside other families. This reminds me…
Don’t be of the mindset that HM are selfish and are all about me, me. Or as my mom says, “yo yo” Generation.
What about you? What other ministries have you had success with? I’d like to hear your input.