There are a number of different ways you can make a difference in your community through your small group. The key is to build your small group around your gifts, passions and what God has put on your heart to do.
You can begin by asking yourself the following questions. Hopefully, the answers will help you launch your small group around your God-given purpose.
What are you good at doing and love to do?
What individuals, ministries or organizations around you could benefit from your skills?
What needs in your community seem to stand out to you above others?
Form your group around your passion and gifting. Keep it simple, make it fun and invite others who have similar interests and skills to join your group.
The following are just a few small group ideas to help get your creativity flowing:
Neighborhood landscape group
Teaching healthy nutrition
Nursing home visits (prayer, worship, crafts)
After school tutoring
Language classes (Spanish / English)
Disaster Response Preparedness
First Aid / CPR
Job interviewing & employment skill training
Arts & music for underprivileged kids
Cooking for a cause (homeless, sick, etc)
Home repairs for the elderly or disabled
Learning to read (illiteracy)
Blankets for the homeless
Home decorating on a dime
Care packages for hospitalized, sick children, foster kids
Coffee & prayer for police and firemen
Hair care for cancer patients, elderly or low income
Support local ministries administrative needs
Hospital prayer groups
Monthly car wash for local school faculty
Celebrate a teacher each week at a local school
Hospital Prayer Visits in the ER or NICU
Weekly activity for Children’s Hospital or Children’s ward
Servolution by Dino Rizzo
Conspiracy of Kindness by Steve Sjogren
The Cause Within You by Matthew Barnett
When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert