40 Ways to Do Missions From Home


Here at Timberline Church, one of our objectives is to express the message of Jesus in word and deed to the world around us. Summed up with the peak Love Reaches, we know that the world is at the tip of our fingers and starts rights outside our front door. So here are 4o ways we can all “do missions” from the comfort of our own homes. How many more can you come up with?

  1. Run a lemonade stand … for free!
  2. Write a thank you note to someone … on paper.
  3. Find 5 people to whom you can give a compliment today.
  4. Once a month ask someone to coffee.
  5. Invite a neighbor to dinner once a season.
  6. Give people your full attention today—not even phone distractions.
  7. Smile at people.
  8. Hold the door for someone.
  9. Buy lunch (or coffee) for the person behind you in line.
  10. Donate to the local food bank or the SERVE 6.8 Resource Center.
  11. Buy a coffee or snack at Timberline Café—all tips go to missions.
  12. Look up SERVE 6.8 and find a time this month you can volunteer.
  13. Bring cookies to a neighbor.
  14. Like to drive or organize things? Short-term missions trips need you.
  15. Walk your neighborhood, pray over every house you pass.
  16. Run a 5K for charity … like Run for Orphans in September.
  17. Invite your child’s best friend for dinner … & listen to his/her stories.
  18. Like film, photo or writing? Join Storytellers team at Timberline
  19. Send a care package to a college student.
  20. Subscribe opendoorsusa.org to receive prayer requests throughout the world.
  21. Pray for Timberline missionaries 1st Thursday of the month @ 12:30pm.
  22. Pray for persecuted Christians: persecution.com
  23. Host a visiting missionary in your home: email lovereaches@timberline.org
  24. Leave out a bowl of candy for others on your desk.
  25. Be sportsmanlike when at or in sporting events.
  26. Talk to someone who looks nervous or out of place in the group.
  27. If you serve and see few results, keep serving. It’s working.
  28. Don’t be afraid to show your weaknesses. This builds bridges.
  29. Clap and cheer out loud for others.
  30. Ask people to talk about their favorite subject: themselves.
  31. Admit your faith and beliefs.
  32. Ask if someone would like you to pray. If we don’t pray, who will?
  33. Ask God to show you one person who needs you today, then listen all day.
  34. Say “Please” and “Thank you” … with a genuine smile.
  35. Be on time, this shows your respect.
  36. Ask for help, this builds friendships.
  37. Ask God to help you forgive someone completely today.
  38. Be a person of your word. Think before you accept. If you say yes, mean it.
  39. Welcome a new neighbor, schoolmate, church attender or co-worker.
  40. Really join a small group at Timberline, make solid friends.

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