Community Programs to Stimulate Church Growth

Starting outreach ministries that provide services to the community may be the best way to grow your church. Most communities around the country are filled with people looking for help, however outreach ministries are not limited to serving just the needy.

Some churches offer after-school care, tutoring, or life skills training, which undoubtedly is a successful strategy of attracting new members to your church. Most importantly, these activities help build relationships, which “plants the seed” and makes it easier to minister to spiritual needs.

As an added bonus, implementing these outreach ministries may help your church qualify for government or foundation grants that enable you to more effectively serve the needy and attract more people to the church.

For your convenience we provide over 30 outreach ministry ideas free to choose from. Click on the links below to download a copy of implementation steps and add more community outreach initiatives to your church programs or Christian ministries.

Community Outreach

Life Services

Clothing ClosetBilingual Services (ESL)
Prison MinistryPregnancy Crisis Center
Homeless Outreach MinistryParenting Classes
Youth/Senior MinistriesCounseling Center
Buddy Break



Health FairYoga Classes
Nutrition ClassesWeight Training
Weight Loss Support GroupYouth Exercise Program
Disability Awareness DayBike Parade
Living With Stress SeminarExercise Buddy Program

Career Development


Interview Skills SeminarFirst Aid Classes
Career FairComputer Skills
Resume AssistanceParenting Skills
Occupational Interest AssessmentCooking Classes
Entrepreneurial WorkshopsTest Preparation
School Supply Donation

Contact us if you have any new ideas, questions, or if you would like a free consultation on starting an outreach ministry for your church or an independent nonprofit organization.

Download our PDF on the most popular outreach ministries!