Missions Ideas, part 5

Here are several ideas for developing a missions team:

  • Select a director, treasurer, and secretary
  • Meet once a month to talk about church missions
  • Meet once a week to pray for missions
  • Assign each individual or pair a role
  • Maintain folders on missionaries and ministries
  • Write missionaries (or call) on a regular basis
  • Monitor missions interest in the church
  • Build a missions emergency fund
  • Maintain stock of missions materials from AGWM
  • Communicate with district about missionaries and needs
  • Plan a missions workshop for church leaders
  • Feature a missionary or ministry every month
  • Promote missions in every church department
  • Plan missions conventions (Flashpoints)
  • Plan a missions Sunday as a team
  • Plan a missions trip (1-2 years in advance)
  • Invite a missionary to share at your monthly meeting
  • Visit other church missions committee meetings
  • Plan an appreciation banquet for missions supporters
  • Write a missions newsletter for the church
  • Start a missions blog (online) for church missions
  • Develop a strategic plan for church missions
  • Talk to church departments about adopting missionaries
  • Decorate church for missions awareness
  • Maintain the church missions display
  • Promote and assist missions fundraising projects
  • Set aside funds for Christmas and birthday gifts for missionaries
  • Offer hospitality to visiting missionaries (baskets, etc.)
  • Communicate with Flashpoint or MAT office for resources