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5 Missional Projects

Over the past few weeks I have blogged a series of brief case studies on five very different sorts of projects that all could be considered missional in their own ways. Here’s my recap. Please follow the links to read each one.

Sweet Notions

This is a social enterprise that collects used accessories and trains women rescued from trafficking, addiction and homelessness in the skills needed to turn these into highly stylish products.

Karis Neighbour Scheme

This is a charity that served the local community in Ladywood an area of the inner city in Birmingham that includes high unemployment and a number of refugees & asylum seekers. Volunteers take part in a number of projects such as gardening, DIY, befriending and teaching ESOL classes.

Christian outreach at Mind Body Spirit festivals

An interesting and challenging way for Christians to do outreach is to get together and hire a stall at a Mind Body Spirit festival where they can distribute literature, have some activities and also pray with people and chat about Jesus to the new-age types.

Healing on the Streets

This is a ministry with a simple pattern of inviting people for prayer especially for physical healing on the streets. They will train you how to do it and their approach is very biblical.

Reach Out Network – ministry to the homeless

A friend of mine, who is part of the same church as I am, heads up this work serving homeless people in Birmingham. A team of people regularly venture into the city centre distributing food and drink to those on the streets and run a drop in one day a week.

I trust that these projects give you some idea of the sort of things either you could launch, be involved in or give towards. I’d love to hear from you about the sort of projects you know about or are involved in.

February 14, 2012 at 6:00 pm
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