THE MINA PROJECT
The goal of the MINA PROJECT is simply to realize that we are managers of God’s resources and we will do our part to manage them well. We’re simply asking that you take what God has entrusted to you and do your part to multiply it over the next 7 weeks. We’ll be taking those multiplied resources back from you around November 22nd and we’ll celebrate what God has done on November 29th.
Remember, your job is just to invest it well and see what God can do through us TOGETHER.
We pre-launched this idea with a group of about 15 people from Journey who are a step ahead of you. Here are some of the ideas that they and others like them came up with:
- One family used the money to buy stamps and wrote letters to friends and family who don’t live near us. In their letter, they asked people to consider contributing a dollar or two - if they gave $20, their family would pledge to serve at a local soup kitchen to serve the needs of others.
- One lady and her husband made macaroons and sold them on Facebook. They turned their $20 into more than $300 so far!
- Another lady is making her well-loved Chicken Pot pies and selling them to friends for $20 ready to bake in their ovens. She’s expecting to sell 10 of them - that’s $200 and an afternoon of work!
- One man got together with his daughter and made Sourdough bread selling them for $5 a loaf - they’ve already turned their $10 into $35.
Here are some other ideas...
- Maybe get together with your small group or a group of friends and assemble mason jars with ingredients for chocolate chip cookies and sold them to friends.
- Go and buy some paint and offer to paint the mail boxes in your neighborhood for $20 each
- Buy a few gallons of gas and mow a couple of neighbor’s lawns
- Take your $10 and invest it in the stock market... who knows how that could turn out?
- Have a glorified lemonade stand with your kids (or your sister’s kids if they’re cuter) and sell lemonade at the end of the driveway. What a great way to get your kids involved!
- Have a garage sale and use the money to buy stickers and put out some drinks.
The bottom line is that your creativity is much greater than you give yourself credit - just try! You don’t have to do it all... you just have to do your part and trust God for the rest. You do the natural and trust God to do the SUPER... the product is nothing less than supernatural.
Remember, the result is not your responsibility - just the trying and trusting!
We can’t wait to see what God does with our trust and effort!