I've been thinking of this and praying about it a lot lately. Unless a seed falls to the earth and dies. A seed in the packet is of no value. It doesn't have the ability to grow into anything that will bear fruit. It has to be planted in the earth, buried in the dark. But once it has died as a seed, life breaks forth and it pushes up toward sunlight.
Let me lay it all out for you: Christians in the four walls of the church are of no value to the world around them. I don't know if we stay in for fear, because we underestimate the value of what we've been given or because we deem ourselves unworthy or incapable of doing the works of Jesus, but regardless we need to each get into the Secret Place and be transformed! Seeds can't wait in the packet for earth to come to them and we can't sit in our building and wait for those who are hurting to come to us. Our mandate is to get out of the building, go into the world and set captives free. Bring healing to the wounded. Rebuild the broken down places in people's lives and bring Hope to them (BTW, Hope has a name and His name is Jesus!)
I feel a deep stirring in my heart to reach out to some specific people/groups in my area and abroad. I'm not ready to share that yet, but I hope that you'll begin to pray about who you can minister to. I hope you'll ask Jesus when you need to cross the street and minister to those in need.