The challenge for all churches is how to motivate Christians to actually get out of their comfort zone and go. One church in San Antonio devised a unique plan in which the church would forgo meeting for worship one Sunday a month and instead minister outside of the church to the masses. This church, Bethel, set up a drive-up prayer station in an empty parking lot near their church. The members of the church wave banners and signs along the road inviting drivers to pull over for prayer. Other church members offer prayer to those who stop by. The leaders of the church say they were surprised at how many people actually pull over and share their prayer requests every week. It has invigorated the church and opened the door for the members to have some great conversations with people who would never step foot into their church. Their members really look forward to these Sundays in which they get to minister to others. They meet at the church on these Sundays for a time of prayer and then head to the parking lot to minister to others.
My church, Austin Christian Fellowship, does not have a worship service on the fifth Sundays during the year. Instead, the church members work on mission projects that the church sets up, one on Saturday and another on Sunday morning. Some churches, such as Rock Hills in San Antonio, take the first Sunday of each month to serve and minister to the community. What is your church doing to create a "go to them mindset" instead of a "come to us" approach?