“…just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life—a ransom for many.”

Matthew 20:28 (HCS)


  • Find a need in your community that another group is not meeting
  • Identify resources you have available to meet the need
  • Determine the time you have available for planning and completing the project



  • Church leadership
  • Ministry/outreach team that will provide direction and leadership for the project
  • Church family that will actively participate and provide resources
  • Community leaders who will confirm needs you have identified and, when needed, provide permission to carry out your plans



  • Teach the biblical basis for ministering to the community
  • Motivate your church through sermons and the IMPACTION devotion guide
  • Lead the ministry team to form a detailed plan and work that plan
  • Start with the event date; work backwards to determine when associated tasks should be done
  • Plan a church-wide sending event at the beginning of the project
  • Conclude the project with a celebration gathering so participants can share ministry stories



  • Choose a time or season appropriate to your ministry project
  • Determine if the ministry project will replace an existing meeting time (e.g., Wednesday or Sunday night services) or be done another time


New to serving?

  • Attend a training in your area
  • Contact an IMPACTION Team member for guidance
  • Consult the resources on our site
  • Ask another church to help you plan and implement your first project


Training Events

Regional training events will be held throughout Colorado in early 2014.

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The impACT of Open Bible

Watch the story of Open Bible Church and how their desire to serve Colorado Springs open the door to building a medical clinic that serves hundreds of people every year.