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:

  1. How many of your neighbors do you know?
  2. What can you do to learn more about your neighbors?
  3. 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

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About Ted Torreson

I'm a Husband, Father, Pastor & Church planter

Posted on November 14, 2011, in Missional Living, Neighboring and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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