The Art of Neighboring
We make evangelism way too hard. Yes, some of us are called to go over seas and share the Gospel in a foreign land. Yet what about the unchurched around us? God’s given each of us a mission field in our own neighborhoods, work places, & community hangouts. Check out this video:
Here are a few questions to think about:
- How many of your neighbors do you know?
- What can you do to learn more about your neighbors?
- How can you build up your neighborhood to show the love of Christ?
Ask a neighbor from your community to help you organize a block party. Involve some other Christians from the neighborhood, your missional community, Small Group, or church. Don’t bait and switch. Don’t invite people to a BBQ and then hold a revival. Rather, take the time to show interest in others, learn their stories, and deepen relationships. Later opportunities might provide for a Gospel witness.
Here’s a great Neighborhood block party kit which will help you think through every aspect of planning a block party.
Check out the source of this information, Building Blocks:Rediscovering the Art of Neighboring