Are you willing and available?
Now that we've completed the 5-Day Challenge, here are some next steps you can take in the process to becoming a more globally-minded follower of Christ. Review the info below for opportunities such as helping to teach ESL classes, donating clothes, attending a book club, and going on a short-term missions trip! Take some time to pray asking God to lead you in this journey.
If you missed Pastor's Matt's message about stepping up by being willing and available, you can listen to it here.
Attend a short-term missions trip in NYC
Join the team attending this year's Seed Week, June 14-18. Click the card below for more info and plan to attend the interest meeting on Sunday, March 21 at 10:15 am in room 205.
Donate clothing and household goods
Are you cleaning out closets this spring? Hang on to your new and gently used items for our upcoming drive which will support the International Project's thrift store in NYC. Donation bags are available at the church. Please bring your items to the church on Sunday, April 18 between 9 am - 1 pm. Click here for guidelines and a list of acceptable items.
Visit internationalproject.org for more information about the organization, led by our mission partner Kevin King.
Help teach English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
GROW ESL is looking for volunteers to teach or assist immigrants as they learn English (online and in-person options available). Training will be provided. Check out this video to hear about the program and contact Michele Matsick at email@example.com for more information.
Help sort donated items
You can help International Project without leaving Bucks County! They are looking for volunteers to help in the following ways.
- Sorting items at the collection site in Langhorne, one time each month for about 2 hours. Training will be provided.
- Drive to pick up donations around our area and drop them off at the Langhorne collection site.
For more information, please contact Rachel Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participate in Global Partner Training
Read a book/participate in a book club
As you read and discuss Across the Street and Around the World, by Jeannie Marie, you will discover God’s heart for loving and welcoming people right in your own backyard, who are from a different cultural background. Click the card below for info about the in-person and online options for book clubs that are starting the week of March 14!
Read 101 Ways to Impact the World
Check out this resource from The Traveling Team which offers suggestions of ways to pray, give, welcome, mobilize and go.
Read Ten Ways to Make Ten Friends
Sign up to receive this free guide that includes practical suggestions for building relationships with unreached people groups right where you live, such as shopping at ethnic grocery stores, befriending an international student, welcoming a resettled refugee and more.
Watch informational videos
Al's Story - When violent extremists burned down his mother’s medical clinic and attempted to kidnap him, Al and his parents fled Iraq and were eventually resettled in the U.S. Watch his incredible journey here.
Bangladesh - Learn more about one of the most beautiful places on earth by watching 10 fun vlogs. Great for people of all ages!
Reaching the Unreached - Pastor Chris Lazo of Reality Santa Barbara explains the opportunity before the church for engaging unreached people groups and what we can do about it.
Assess your knowledge
What Kind of Goer Are You? Quiz - Take this quiz to find out how God can use YOU and your own personality to make a difference in the world.
Grow to Go Test - How prepared are you to go to the nations--across the street or around the world? Find out where you land on the Grow to Go Scale and plan your next steps.
Use the following resources to help guide your prayer time for unreached people groups and places.
Pray for and/or financially support the Memorial Christian Hospital
Watch this video to get a better understanding of the hospital. Memorial Christian Hospital: Celebrating More Than Medicine
Read this article from Christianity Today about how the hospital has served the Rohingya people. When the Rohingya Came, This Christian Hospital Was Ready