Making a Difference — Community

Giving Gifts that Touch Lives

Need gift ideas? Here are gifts to give to yourself, your friends, and even to opponents or enemies, which can bring peace and healing.

The Sun Shines. We Love.

Can we be like the sun and shine love on everyone regardless of how they act?

Be Open. Don't Judge

Being open to cultural differences such as meal-time and restaurant norms, makes us more accepting, less judgmental.

Surviving Group Projects

How to Survive Group Projects, a lesson from the Tower of Babel and the Day of Pentecost.

Bible Study in Prison-God's Love Resurrects Lives

Nancy Humphrey Case leads Bible study at prison, helping inmates answer questions about God, God's Love and goodness.

A Horsemanship Program that Builds Character and Community

Nancy Humphrey Case's horsemanship programs build character, community, and changes lives through love

Service is Love Made Practical

Jesus' life shows the importance of serving others. Sarah Bell, former librarian in Sitka, AK, served her community with outreach programs.

Giving Others a "Place to Be" - practicing the Golden Rule

Sarah Bell shares what she has learned about touching lives by living the Golden Rule.

Conquering Drought

Even in times of drought and severe lack of water, we can turn to God for answers. It's God who blesses us, and gives us everything we need.

How We Practice Kindness

Practicing kindness is living the Golden Rule and loving others.

Pray for the World

Our prayers and thoughts make a big difference in world events.

Serving Church through Music

Jeanne Sparks prepared students to play hymns in their own churches to serve God, others.

What Can You Do For Others—A Focus on Giving

What can we do for others? Let's shift our focus from getting to giving.

When Someone Needs Help, Be There

What is an important part of being a Christian? Giving! Check out this thoughtful list of how you can help others.

Reinvigorating Church

Let the Holy Spirit run loose in your church! Let go of preconceived notions and connect deeply with your fellow church members.

Telling Our Story Empowers Us and Others

Do you want to be free of the past? Hearing others share their experiences gives you the strength to move on.

Prisoners Can Change and Become Successful Citizens. The SUMMIT program proves it.

Prisoners can change and become productive members of society. Just like each one of us, they just need someone to listen to them compassionately!

Using Our Talents

Feeling like you lack purpose? That you have nothing to contribute? Turn that around—God gives you special talents that you can use to bless others today.

Giving Prisoners the Opportunity to Nurture

While teaching prisoners how to nurture a garden, Mark learned that the opportunity to give can be transformative. Find out how he's working to improve prisoner's lives through gardening.

Nourish Yourself with Backyard Farms Hungry Mother Organics and F.O.C.U.S.

Check out how F.O.C.U.S., a non-profit organization, is impacting its community through organic farming and so much more!

Church Makes a Difference

How can church make a difference in your life? The community you gain there is invaluable in many ways.

Pray about Team Dynamics

Can prayer help when people aren't getting along well? Yes. Read how Adam prayed his way through grad school team projects.

Journalism that Blesses

The Christian Science Monitor is actively working to bless the world. How?

A Rap Song Based on Paul's Letter to the Galatians

Yo, have you ever tried to rap about spiritual ideas? It's really fun! Ben gave it a try, and here's what he came up with.

Spreading Good Defeats Gossip

Deciding not to engage in gossip transforms an annoying situation.

Helping a Destitute Woman Start a New Life

Helping women who have AIDS proves to be an uplifting experience.

For Goodness Sake — Meeting a Community's Spiritual Needs

How can you support others on their spiritual journeys? One organization is doing it by offering a community space for learning and prayer.

The Playground Good Samaritan

If you're just a kid, can the Good Samaritan story have any relevance to your life? You bet!

The Power of Light

What's the impact of a single ray of light? Does it affect everything around it?

Fruitful Advice for Supporting Communities

Be grateful for a fruitful season now and always! A cornucopia device makes it memorable and fun.

Cast Your Vote Everyday

Choose: what are you voting for each moment—God or trouble? Think about it!

Students Inspire Speaker

When a Sunday School invited Casey to be as a guest speaker, she didn't know what to expect. What she found were students who were super dedicated to God and healing all the time!

Stopping Gossip

Hearing people gossip all the time can be so annoying! How can you put a stop to it?

Stand Up for What's Right: You'll Always Be a Winner!

When people are being exclusive, be like Daniel—stand up for what's right, no matter what.

On the Home Front

How can you support the soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan? Send care packages!

Sharing Home

Did you know that opening up your home to others is a fun way of expressing God?

Picking Persimmons

Feeling overly busy? Open up your schedule to someone in need—you'll be so glad you did! You'll put a smile on both your faces.

Towing Stranded Boaters

Always choose to help if you see someone who needs it. You'll be fulfilling John's advice to "love one another."

Practical Ways to Make "Brotherly Love Continue"

Be creative as you look for ways to help others! God will prepare the way for you since you have good motives.

Do God's Will — Love!

Sometimes loving your neighbor is easier said than done. But it's God's will—and you can do it, with His help!

Pray for Our Governments World-Wide

Be a gentle listener as you pray about leaders in governments around the world.

Spread Freedom: Make Church, Christ, Central by Loving

Be free! Love abundantly in church and everywhere else you go.

Support Tsunami Relief and Pray

Take action to help those in need—whether that be in the form of donations, prayer, or ideally, both!

You Can be an Effective Leader Like Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

In ways big and small, everyone is a leader. How can you be a more effective one?

Strive for Wisdom — Start "Wisdom Circles"

Consider forming a wisdom circle to further your spiritual growth.

Pray for the World — Write and Share a Psalm

Pray for the world, then write your own psalm and share it with others.

Be an Active Volunteer

Want to help, but don't know how? Here are some great ideas to get you started.

Put the Christ Back in Christmas

Selflessly help others and remember the Christ at Christmastime.

Like Gideon, You Can Help Others

Gratitude is powerful! Let it overflow in your heart, which blesses others, too.

Like Joshua, Trust God Whole-Heartedly

Be a God-inspired leader, like Joshua.

Be Truly Free this Independence Day

Celebrate freedom by giving freely!

Serve Others with Humility

Humbly make a difference in your community. Start now!

You Can Be a Peacemaker

Like Abraham, be a peacemaker!

Simple Things Make a Difference

Helping others doesn't have to be difficult or time-consuming. Here are some simple ways you can give.