Outreach is for Everyone
Prison Ministry minsters to prisoners and their families, helping them reach their potential in Christ through spiritual, emotional, and physical support. Begin with prayer; seek counsel, find a vision, get organized, and build a team. Recruit two men or two women who are willing to give three hours one day each week to visit the local prison together.
Ideas: Encourage church members to become pen pals with at least one prisoner. Provide transportation for family members to visit prisoner. Give attention to children of prisoners: celebrate birthdays and Christmas; attend activities, such as programs and sports, when the child is participating; care for children when the wife of prisoner needs opportunity to do something alone.
Community Outreach Ministry
Community Outreach ministers to the physical and spiritual needs of your locality. Begin by researching the demographics and felt needs in your surrounding community. Don’t forget to personally canvass the neighborhood. Plans should fit the needs of your community and resources available.
Ideas: Seminars and support groups for stress reduction, parenting and marriage enrichment, healthful cooking, child abuse, grief recovery. Classes for language literacy, English as a second language, micro-business training. Services for abused women, respite care for care-givers, help for the homeless.
General Conference Scholarship Program
With the publication of Blessed, the 2013 Women’s Devotional, GC WM celebrates 20 years of awarding scholarships to women around the world.
20 years = $935,500 given for 2,050 scholarships in 121 countries
Donations accepted via the web. Go to women.adventist.org
- Outpouring of the Holy Spirit
- Women involved in outreach ministries
- Mission to the Cities Initiatives
- Homes of Hope and Healing Ministry
8 International Literacy Day
21 International Day of Peace
16 World Food Day
20-26 Pastoral Care Week