• Are one of two purposes for being the church
    • To worship God
    • To carry out the work of God’s kingdom
  • Are not a box to be checked off on an annual checklist
  • Involve all our God-given assets: time, talents, and resources (including facility)
  • No longer an examination of what we can afford to share with others, but the building of relationships with our neighbors
  • Has dual goal of meeting immediate need and working to change the cause for the need
  • Can often best be accomplished by collaboration or support of existing missions/projects in the community
  • Aren’t dependent on the size of the church