I don’t know about you, but I’m often inspired to try new things when I hear what others are doing in ministry. Even if I don’t use an idea “as is,” it might prompt an adaptation or spark another idea that I’d never considered.
I want to hear what others are doing, because I learn from their creativity. I hear how one church is ministering to a special needs child and his/her family, and I wonder if there are similar needs in my church that have gone unnoticed. I see children in my church actively participating in a worship service, and I wonder how I can share those ideas with other churches. I discover a “Service Sunday,” provided by one church in their community, and I think “What a great idea! I wonder how we could adapt that idea for our area?”
The Ministry Idea Exchange (m!x) is a great place to share, as well as receive, resources and ideas for ministry. A new and growing section of the Covenant web site, the m!x provides an opportunity for individuals to share original material (e.g., music, prayers, litanies, small group sessions, seasonal resources, curriculum, brochure templates…), as well as ministry ideas with others. We also want to know how each idea/resource has made a difference. Continue Reading »