Idea Bag for Promoting Missions

Try these practical ideas for promoting missions in your local church.

Emphasizing Missions in the Home:

  1. Pray for missionaries and missions as a family.
  2. Read and discuss missionary prayer letters.
  3. Correspond by letter or e-mail with a missionary family. Encourage younger members to correspond with a missionary child.
  4. Adopt a missionary family.
  5. Read missionary books and biographies as a family.
  6. Entertain missionary guests in your home.
  7. Show an interest in the missions program of your local church.
  8. Attend missionary meetings as a family.
  9. Make giving to missions a family function.

Emphasizing Missions in Sunday School:

  1. Pray for missions during the Sunday school class time.
  2. Order an information packet about the current VBS project to be used in Vacation Bible School, Awana, or Sunday school.
  3. Introduce and display missionary books.
  4. Utilize available videos, cassette tapes, maps, pictures and other multimedia.
  5. Present a short skit or role-play.
  6. Arrange to have missionary speakers visit your class.
  7. Assign students to report on a particular missionary, country, or problem they face.
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