For the next 31 days we’ll focus on missional living in two spheres: your neighborhood and your city. This first week we’ll spend some time focusing on missional living in your neighborhood. I encourage you to pray for every step taken toward missional living. Prayer is the best way to plan for success. Throughout this month we’ll spend some days focused on prayer alone.
So let me ask you, how many of your neighbors do you know? Ten? Five? Three? One? Zero? What are their childrens/pets names? Where do they work? What are their passions? Do they go to church? If not, why? What do they think your neighborhood is missing? The truth is it is impossible to see your neighborhood changed to the glory of God if you don’t know your neighbors.
Hugh Halter and Matt Smay’s The Tangible Kingdom Primer. It’s a great tool for developing a missional community. One of the earliest assignments in the primer is to cross the barrier of your fence. While this may not be easy for you initially, it is simple and something you can do today. Talk to a neighbor you haven’t talked to before or don’t have a relationship with. That’s it. Do it today.