project blessing

Project Blessing Ideas for your Family/Friends

Weekly Blessing Ideas for your “Oikos”

(Oikos means those in your immediate family or friends – 8-12 people that God has strategically placed in your life at this time)

Remember…These blessings are about sharing God's love with someone else 

Surprise someone with a note telling them what you appreciate and like about them

Invite a friend for a walk

Do the dishes (even if it isn't your regular chore)

Call someone just to tell them that you love them

Take Brownies or cookies to a neighbor

Project Blessing Ideas for the church

Monthly Blessing Ideas for your Church

Remember…These blessings are about sharing God's love with someone else 

Spray Roundup on the Parking Lot weeds

  • Volunteer to be an usher or greeter
  • Learn to run the audio/visual and be on the rotation
  • Sign up to serve with the children or youth
  • Take a meal to a shut in
  • Do car maintenance for someone in need
  • Clean church pews after Sunday service
  • Spray Roundup on the Parking Lot weeds
  • Paint an outside wall of the church
  • Sit next to someone that you don’t know at church and invite them out for coffee or lunch
  • Choose someone in the youth group or pray for and encourage for the next 3 months
  • Do the dishes and clean up following one of our church potlucks (give the Fellowship Team a break)
  • Take some brownies or a card to one of the children’s church workers, worship team members, sound/media workers
  • Sit down with someone who has made a positive impact in your spiritual journey and thank them for their commitment

Wondering who to contact ???

For anything relating to the Youth or Children's Ministry:  Dennis Wilson 818.352.3186


For anything relating to the church property: Kent Hayne 818.353.7393


For anything relating to the Fellowship Team: Charlie Perry 818.363.0463


For anything relating to the Worship Team: Pastor Ryan 818.352.3186

Note from Pastor Ryan re: Project Blessing

Some helpful hints for being effective with project blessing

If you have taken the time to read the project blessing testimonies (see posts below) – then you’ve probably noticed how amazing our first project was.  One thing I have noticed is that nothing impacts your experience of the project as much as how you approach it.  So I’d like to give you a few helpful suggestions as you are beginning.

Hint #1- Make everything a matter of prayer.
When it comes to project blessing; prayer is absolutely essential.  The whole point of this movement is to bless others for Jesus.  We are joining Him in His movement of building His kingdom and blessing the world.  In other words – we want to do what Jesus is leading us to do.  Nothing connects us to this like prayer.  My suggestion:  Start praying Sunday night or monday morning asking God to show you whom you can bless and how you can do it.

Hint #2- Consider the physical, spiritual and emotional needs around you.
These are very tangible ways to bless someone.  It can be as simple as buying someone lunch, or doing the dishes for your wife – or buying your wife a massage, etc.  Everybody has needs and we don’t need to spend gazillions to meet them.  Look for these needs and ways to bless others.

Hint #3- Create a clear plan, then execute it.
It’s so easy how time can fly on us!  The best way to make sure this doesn’t happen is to create a clear plan that will clearly help you execute your blessing idea.  Then go do it!

Hint #4- Do this journey with your accountability partner.
Debbi will be emailing you with information regarding your accountability partner.  Let me encourage you to communicate your plans with them weekly.  You can send them a quick email or text – meet with them for coffee – or something else as long as you are not doing this alone.

These are four hints that I believe will help you to maximize your experience with the project.  God certainly has His own plans for you in this and will use you for whatever purposes He has.  Thank you for joining us in this project!  I’m praying for us to be a force of blessing in this town over the next three months; and get so excited to think of all that the Lord will do with us during this time.  May God bless you in the months ahead!

In Christ,
Ryan Low

What is Project Blessing?

Project Blessing 2
You are invited to join us in a return to THE PROJECT!
So what does this mean?  What is project blessing?  We’re so glad you asked!
Here’s a short description:
When? April 21st- July 21st.
What is it? A group movement whose aim is to bless others.  What does it mean “to Bless”.  It means to meet a physical, emotional or spiritual need.
We bless people in our family and friend networks; our church; and our community.
1. At the beginning of every week we ask the Lord to lead us to whom in our family and friend network we can bless for the week.  we bless someone in this network once a week.  it doesn’t have to be extravagant- but we need to do something intentionally.
2. We will bless our church once a month.  The aim is to find some way to bless our church.  Please consider that while tithing is a huge blessing- that this would not be included in the list of possible ways to bless the church.  Tithing is wonderful and definitely needed.  We would encourage you to tithe AND THEN bless the church in an additional way.
3. Lastly find a way to bless the community once during the 3 month duration of the project.  if you’d like to do so more- this is fine as well.
Where do I go to get involved?  please let us know if you are going to be involved.  We will include you on a special email list to receive encouraging emails, challenges and updates.
If you have further questions please feel free to email us. Check out the testimonies of people who joined the project the first time we did it (below).
This leads us to a final question:  If we already did this; why do it again?
The movement of blessing is to be a lifestyle.  Sometimes we need to be returned to important movements like this to have a truth reminded and refreshed for us.
Please consider joining us on this epic three month journey.  you’ll be blessed as you bless others!

Project Blessing Testimonies from 2011

Project Blessing

We were so blessed by flowers, meals, babysitting, kind words and emails of encouragement. This project really was used by God to make Sunland our home. It felt like home before but now even more so. Thank you for giving of yourselves to create a home here for us. It's strange to say-but blessing the school was a blessing to me. I learned how to surrender to the Lord. How He would want to do things-designing things-rally people to help-and not to move forward on how I thought would be best. Also watching how the Lord brought furniture, funds, hands that know how to restore, paint and sew together. I loved watching this church come and bless the teachers! His love is continually felt in that place.

–Alyssa Low

I have been blessed to have the opportunity to share the Lord's faithfulness with many in doctor's offices, business people, people calling on the phone (even telemarketers) and to see God's hand at work as a result of those who have prayed for my needs.                                                                     –Frankie Paslay


Pastor Duke has been a blessing with all his insight and practical examples, and his humor. Jeff Smith and the worship team are a blessing. Jeff is so into the music; gives his heart and soul. The music brings me to tears at times.


I help Ginger Clayton with her doctor appointments and medications. I also help in a small way with the loves and fishes ministry.


Being closer to family in Lodi and my mom is doing better.


I had to wait most of the year but I got a good job close to home, interesting program, good and talented people and I work within a maturing and gracious environment, how blessed am I. During this year I was blessed by a core group pf friends, who kept me inspired and blessed me with their support. How blessed I've been to have a such loving friends, and a number of people in the church showed me support and encouragement.


New job for my husband and a new house for my family.


  • I received food from a friend.
  • I helped lead a friend to Christ. Last month she accepted Christ as her Savior.
  • I shared food with a neighbor.
  • I gave my Starbucks card to a homeless man. He was sooo thankful!

My friends have blessed me. Kathy Storie has spent so much time with me helping me with my photo projects at home. Giving her time to me has helped me get organized.                             -Kristin Durkin

  • Over this past year God has blessed me by having my schedule allow me to minister to a family friend who is widowed. I can see how happy it makes her to see me. Just to know someone cares for her and prays for her. In turn that blesses me.
  • My brother and his prayer blessed me.
  • My wife and boys for their thoughtfulness toward me bless me.
  • Blessed by my mom's prayers for our family.

So many little ways Project Blessing took a hold of my life. Buying coffee for a friend; helping my kids with homework; telling a co-worker they are loved. Thank you for having the reminder of blessing. I also have a blessing given by a prayer accountability partner through the project.


  • I have been blessed by the love and support of some very special friends.
  • It always touches me to help others and I enjoyed doing a small part in the Sunland Elementary Teacher Lounge.
  • I also love being able to help less fortunate by sharing some of what God has blessed us with.

–Bonnie Pearson

God has blessed me with faith to stay the course over the last couple of years while there was doubt in our home! Now he has brought us here!


I am blessed to have Larry Hodges in my life, and I have become a better person.                  –Debbie Ruiz


  • Thankful that I didn't lose my Bible- it was found at church.
  • Thankful to be surrounded by Christian friends.
  • Thankful I have people that love me.
  • Thankful for family.
  • Thankful that I have two jobs.
  • Thankful for a loving husband.
  • Thankful for our health.

–Jennifer Knopp

God has used Lindsey's death in an amazing way. We have been totally blessed by the stories of lives being touched and changed, and the closeness of our church. If you want a story or two just call.

    -The Woodward Family

I volunteer teaching music at the World Impact School one day a week. The students are really enthusiastic and the staff is very appreciative of what I do. This year I had a lot of students asking for piano lessons. I now have a waiting list there and the students are doing well. The only downside to all this is the drive to L.A.

-Sue VanHeijzen

  • My son made me proud by using the guidance given to home and committing. He now has a job and waiting to be sent for Army Basic training in April.
  • My daughter continues to try hard.

I met a wonderful family; I help with their kids. Pick them up from school and stuff. I prayed for my pain to go away and it did!

                                                                                              –Teri Rangel

I'm so happy that I came to this church; I hope in the future I learn more English. Everyone here is very friendly and Pastor Duke is helping to take me to Los Angeles every Sunday. I am sure God blesses this church.                                                                                                                              –Pablo Martinez


I have been able to help out in my family with teenagers with prayer, notes, cards, calls and love to spread the word of the Lord and I pray they are blessed. Mostly I feel blessed to have Jesus by my side.


I have been blessed in finding this church and meeting some wonderful people. The prayers I have received have already brought many positive changes in my life. Thank You!


My Grandmother has been a blessing to me because I feel lucky to have this time with her. 3 years ago she was diagnosed with colon cancer and it has spread, and now it is terminal. I am glad to have her here.                                                                                              –Rebeca Hill


The unexpected blessing of my job allowing me to recycle old instruments that were otherwise going to be trashed, there is a financial blessing from this. Just being a blessing to other people.                                                             –Patrick Hill


God has brought many blessings these past few years while we struggle. Miracles through: love, help, family, neighbors, church, bible study, co-workers and even strangers.                            –Penny Blackwell


Sunland Neighborhood Church has been a blessing to my son Wesley and my family. The church's spiritual leaders and members have helped us all with our spiritual growth.                –The Deaver Family


I have a co-worker who is very fearful of her neighbors and activities in her neighborhood. I have given her many Joyce Meyers tapes on conquering fear and prayed with her. She constantly thanks me for helping her re-direct her thoughts to God's purpose for her life.


Debbi Fullington is a blessing to me. She set her alarm on her cell phone and she prays for me everyday at 7:00. She has been such an encouragement to me when I was diagnosed with a lung problem. Thank You! Thank You!                                                                                                                   –Sheri Wood


God has given me a job I love and has blessed me with awesome co-workers including one is a Christian.            –Mylene Grossnickle


Friday nights we take Helene (Charlie's step-mom) out to dinner, stay and visit with her for a few hours, since she no longer can drive and help her do things around the house.                  -Charlie & Twilia Perry


New job for my husband and a new house for my family.

Sunland Elementary Project Blessing 2011

  • Thank you so much for our wonderful, tranquil lunchroom. It is a sanctuary for us and we are truly blessed! Thank you so much!
  • Thank you so much for the beautiful work you did. The lounge looks amazing!!
  • Thank you so much! Your generosity and thoughtfulness lit the candle for us during these dark times. You made a positive and loving impact on us all.
  • Thank you so much for sharing your talent and gifts with our school. The lounge is beautiful.
  • Thank you so much for the fabulous lunchroom! It is such a peaceful place for us!
  • How wonderful to be so appreciated! You made us feel so special! Thank You!
  • Thank you SNC for our lovely, calm refuge! I smile every time I open the door.
  • Our new lunchroom is awesome! It is a cheery, happy oasis in the middle of my crazy workday! Thank you for your generosity! This is a beautiful room done by beautiful people!
  • We love our new break room! Thank you!
  • Words can't express how grateful we are for this beautiful faculty room. Can you redo my bedroom?
  • Thank you so much for our beautiful lunchroom. It is such a wonderful little escape during our busy days. Thank you thank you!
  • You made us feel so appreciated. It is more then we could of ever imagined. Thanks!!!
  • Thank you so much for remodeling our beautiful lunchroom. You are all so wonderful!