Creative Chaos 10 // Fluid Cards and Local Missions

Week 10 of Creative Chaos

This is my post for Creative Chaos (see also guidelines) over at Ragamuffin Soul for this week. A few weeks ago our church was finishing up a series called Fluid, see my post Almost Mid-week, Are You Fluid?, that was focusing on local missions.

A Focus on Local Missions

What was so cool about it was the service was almost a Q&A session on what it meant to do missions in the local area. After the quick message, everyone was to peruse the tables around the sanctuary that had "fluid cards" that each had a different mission application to be completed that week.

They were not difficult things to accomplish, and no one could realistically look at the vast numbers of ideas and say, I can't do that. If they did, there was a card that said, "write one in yourself" and do it. These were tasks like getting food gift certificates for different charities the church supports, washing your neighbors car, mowing someones lawn, sending a card, visiting a specific person in a nearby nursing home and so on.

What was so great about this exercise is that they were things that everyone could participate in, and be part of local missions work. It was meant to be a lifestyle change but it also made a big difference that week.