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Being a wife, mother and a 9-5 worker or homemaker is no easy feat in itself. On top of that the church encourages us to do ministry work for various groups or demographics. How can we juggle it all?
No matter what ministry your passion lies in, there is always a way to make it easier to tell people about Jesus. Here are a few ways you could start taking your ministry to-go today.
1 | Make Blessing Bags for the Homeless
If you’ve ever been to Dollar Tree, you know that there are plenty of supplies there that you can get in bulk for a cheap price. 6 toothbrushes for $1, or three bars of soap. It doesn’t take much money or time to come up with blessing bags for those in your neighborhood or community who are less fortunate.
You can include a bunch of things in them, but these items would definitely be popular:
- Comb or Hairbrush
- Space blankets
- Travel Bible
- Flashlight and batteries
- Puzzle books and pens
These are easy to distribute into multiple bags and you can even put them in ziplock bags if you’re so inclined, but using cloth drawstring bags or old bags you have around the house may be kinder as they don’t reveal the contents to everyone passing by. You can even include a business card to a local church and an invitation for them to attend with you.
These bags are great to hand out to those you walk by that may need help, or those who sit on the corners asking for money. They are disposable items that are always in need of replenishing. You could give the same person multiple blessing bags over time as they needed more supplies.
Making these is a great way to get the whole family involved, and it doesn’t take much to put a lot of them together. Throw them in your car and you’re ready for an unexpected passing with someone in need.
2 | Make Bug Out Bags for People Fleeing Domestic Violence
Oftentimes women (and men) fleeing domestic violence do not leave because they feel unprepared to leave. They have nowhere to go, no means to buy anything, and would be caught if they fled trying to take anything with them. While this idea for ministry takes more thought and money it can literally save someone’s life.
Some things you could include in your bug out bag may be:
- A discreet backpack
- A visa gift card with enough money to get some food and to the DV shelter
- A change or two of clothing
- A tracphone with a month or two of cards for her to be able to call for help
- For children you can add a stuffed animal to help them be less scared
- A Bible
- Cards for churches and the DV shelter
These are some ideas that could be used but if you really want to help domestic violence survivors, contact your local DV shelter to see what they need.
3 | Buy Bibles in Bulk for Street Ministry
I personally have done this one. I keep probably ten Bibles in my car and have learned the three-circle method of explaining Jesus to others. (This is possibly the best method I’ve seen in bringing people to Christ and it only takes 3 minutes!)
Sometimes I will have people notice my words or how my family prays at dinner and will ask about Jesus and it’s then I have an opportunity to pray for them and lead them to Him. Other times, I may notice someone having a bad day or a hard time and I open a conversation for them if they need help and really listen. If they really seem interested in wanting to talk, eventually I will bring the conversation around to Jesus.
Often with my Bibles I will include a card to the local church with an invite on it. While I don’t live in town, I’ve checked out the church many times and have family that goes there so I know that they take care of newcomers and don’t let them get lost in the crowd. I also make sure the church is based on sound Biblical theory. Because it would be a disservice to Christ to lead someone astray on accident.
No matter what your passion is, or how you choose to use it; make sure you are bringing people to God and not away from Him. We need to be very careful with our words and actions, for it is our words and actions that people are judging God on.
How do you bring your ministry work on the go? Leave a comment and let us know down below!
Hello! I'm Amanda Elizabeth, creator of The Homemaker's Cottage. As a homemaker I have constantly felt the pull between old fashioned homemaking and the fast paced world we live in today. So I created The Homemaker's Cottage: a stress-free space between the old in the new, where there is no judgement and we can learn that homemaking can be relevant, easy and even enjoyable.
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