Not everyone is a pastor of a church or going to speak in front of big crowds. The good news is you can be a mobilizer not matter what influence you have and starting with a small group or a Bible Study is a great approach. Below are over a dozen ways that we have seen God use great mobilizers in small group settings to cast vision for the unreached.
- Have a Bible study focused specifically on looking up passages that use the words nation, world, peoples or earth in them.
- Memorize key missions passages as a group.
- Pick a New Testament Epistle and read through it in one sitting and make observations about what it says regarding God's heart for the world.
- Find a short missions article and spend the first 15 minutes of Bible study reading and discussing it.
- Create a monthly prayer calendar that focuses on praying for various countries.
- Have someone in the small group research a country and spend the first 10 minutes of your time praying for it as a group.
- Meet internationals on campus and start a prayer list, praying for them by name.
- Hold one meeting focused solely on how to pray for the world and why it is important.
- Have your Bible study take personal interest in a specific country or people group and give financially to a missionary who is currently ministering to them.
- Develop accountability among group members that will keep them consistent in the growth of their world vision.
- Subscribe your entire small group to free missions magazines.
- As a group, skip a meal during the day to pray for the hungry in the world.
- Have your Bible study take an international student out on a Friday night, get to know them and show them around.