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10 Missional Ideas for Changing Your Community

1.) Adopt a school and create a tutoring program for low achieving students in reading and math.

2.) Preach and teach on the historic and present issues of class, gender, and race. Then present biblical solutions that move away from the colorblind theory.

3.) Survey your surrounding community as well as the assets of your church membership. This is a great way to utilize college students.

4.) Connect a passion for evangelism with compassion, mercy, and justice.

5.) Partner with at least two other churches/para churches to impact your community.

6.) Don’t just send money to another country for mission; send people.

7.) Be guided by a leader from another country in your global mission’s efforts.

8.) Partner with a community organization and volunteer each week in impacting the lives of children and their families.

9.) Create a community development organization with a focus on economics, housing, and engagement.

10.) Every month, sit in on city council and school board meetings in your community. Pray for opportunities to be the solution to local challenges.  

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Efrem Smith is an internationally recognized leader who uses motivational speaking and preaching to equip people for a life of transformation. He also consults on issues of multi-ethnicity, leadership, and community development for churches, educational institutions, and other organizations. Efrem served as Founding Pastor of The Sanctuary Covenant Church and President of The Sanctuary Community Development Corporation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Currently, Efrem is the Superintendent of the Pacific Southwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church. He is the author of the books, “Raising-up Young Heroes,” “The Hip Hop Church," and his newest, "Jump Into a Life of Further and Higher."