Ten Ideas for Everyday Outreach

Posted: January 20, 2011 in Ministry

I read this the other day and it got me thinking…specifically how easy it is to reach out!

Take a moment and read the list below, and see if there is one or more that you could do before the end of this day…or tomorrow!

  1. Pay attention to the people around you in your neighborhood or at work. Send up an arrow prayer as you walk by them.
  2. Be mindful of those who serve you—bank tellers, grocery store clerks, fast food workers. Look them in the eye and tell them you appreciate their service.
  3. Leave a note of encouragement on a coworker’s desk or on the windshield of their car.
  4. When you walk past a piece of trash on the ground, pick it up and throw it in a garbage can.
  5. When someone says they’re having a bad day, stop and ask if you can pray for them right there.
  6. At the drive-thru, pay for the meal of the person behind you.
  7. Stop and talk with a homeless person. Find out their story.
  8. Before leaving a restaurant, jot a thank you note to your server and leave it on the table or call the manager over and explain how much you enjoyed the service.
  9. Go out of your way to be friendly to a prickly person.
  10. When you’re talking with someone, give them the gift of your full attention.

After reading these, I am reminded of these great words…

“preach the Gospel at all times…and sometimes use words.”

Sometimes a simple thing that we do may speak the Gospel loud and clear…so give it a try today!

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