Saturday, April 04, 2009

Being Missional in the neighborhood

Here is Emily at our neighborhood Easter egg party. This was one if those days when I would have preferred to hang around the house, but I didn't want to miss the chance to meet some more of our neighbors. There was a huge turnout for this.

Becki and I met some nice people. One made the comment that most people were not from around here. She and another family said that they were from New Orleans, and had moved due to Katrina. I think that this means that people are more open to friendships-that seemed to be this lady's implication as well.

Becki signed up to volunteer to help with next year's Easter party, and we got a couple of contact numbers. One woman recommended a photography class-something that we have been wanting to do together for awhile.

I wonder if we took all of the time and energy from our church events and just trained our members to go to community events that are already going on and bless people's lives there how many more people we would reach! Missional is a lifestyle, the lifestyle of Jesus.

How can we be more missional in our neighborhood?


-- Post From My iPhone

1 comments:

dana said...

"I wonder if we took all of the time and energy from our church events and just trained our members to go to community events that are already going on and bless people's lives there how many more people we would reach!" I have often wondered this myself, James, especially now that my life as a mom has me spending far more time in Doctor's offices, soccer games, and school classrooms.
Dana Leach