1 Peter 1:13-21
David Capistrant, Pastor of Community Life
First Evangelical Free Church, Maplewood, MN
Do you want a New Year ministry?
- What are three physical needs that I can meet in this church?
- What are four spiritual needs that I can meet in this church?
- Who can I pray for? What spiritual need can I pray for them about?
- What needs are there in the church that I can pray for?
- What can I do to help my children or other children understand the Gospel? What do my children need to learn about God and how could I teach them?
- With whom could I share the Gospel this week?
- What person in my church can I call and encourage this week?
- Who can I invite over for dinner or a meal for fellowship and spiritual enrichment?
- Are there new visitors coming to my church to whom I can reach out and make them feel welcome?
- Who can I write a note or letter to for spiritual encouragement this week?
- What missionary that my church supports should I pray for and perhaps send a letter or gift to thi sweek?
- What are my spiritual gifts and how can I use them as part of the ministry of my church?
- Have I asked the elders of my church what spiritual gifts they’ve observed in me and what ministry needs I could fulfill?
- Have I asked other spiritually mature people what spiritual ministries they think I may be gifted for and in which I should be involved?
- What special ministry needs is there in the church that I can fulfill? What training for ministry opportunities is going on in my church or which I could take advantage?
- Who could I serve by giving a Christian book, booklet or audio of my pastor’s sermons?
- Who could I invite out to the services of the church? (Note: Research indicates that eighty percent of the people in the United States have never been personally invited to a church sponsored event.)
- What needs are there among people in my neighborhood or at my place of employment that I could meet as a representative of my church, and especially of Christ?
- Are there some people I could serve by making contact with them, not to tell them about myself, but just to befriend them by being willing to listen to them?
- How can I help others in my church to love God more? How can I help them to love others more? How can I help them to pursue good works more?
- Am I an example or model for other believers in my speech, conduct, love, faith and purity?
*adapted from Dr. Wayne Mack