Missional

Why Be A Better Neighbor #2: Eliminate Unwanted Guests

What do you do when somebody shows up to your house that you aren't comfortable with? If you're going to start hosting events for your neighbors and other people you meet (like we talked about in this article), this is going to happen to you at some point.

And when it does, we hope you've developed a close bond with your neighbors.

Today we're going to share a story from our first year of truly living on mission...

8 Secrets to Building Great Neighborhood Relationships

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to actually know all of the people living on your block? Or maybe you know some of them, but you don't really know much about them. Or about their lives.

 

Well, you've probably heard us brag about how great our neighbors are at some point. And, if you haven't, don't worry. You will! 

 

But these relationships didn't just build overnight. 

Where We Learned to be Missional. HINT: It Wasn't the Church

So, you want to be more missional, right? You want to get out into your community. You want to get to know your neighbors and the people you interact with. You want to find ways to build relationships with people. As a Christian, your job is to help people see Jesus by the way you live and interact with them.

But, who do you turn to for guidance in this? Who can teach you how to live a more missional lifestyle? Where will you learn how to get to know people and build relationships with them?

Porch Sitting And 7 More Excuses To Engage Your Neighbors

Okay. So, you want to get out into your neighborhood and get to know your neighbors. Or, you want to find a way to hang out in your front yard and beyond without looking like some kind of creeper. 

But, you still feel a little uncomfortable just walking out there and hoping you find somebody to talk to. Well, we have 8 solutions to your problem. 8 normal reasons for you to be in your front yard that won't feel awkward. Some are relaxing and others are a bit more work-related. Sorry about that. But that's why we have 8 different excuses for you to choose from...

Top 2 Missional Tools That Start a Conversation Every Time

Have you been trying to figure out the best tool for starting a conversation? If you're like us, then you are always looking for ways to get to know people better. But, a lot of times we are faced with the question: What can we do to strike up a conversation?

There are an infinite number of possible answers for that question. And we know you will figure out what works best for you. But, we have what we think are the two best tools for the job. And we want to share them with you...

Casting Call: Who is Actually Living on Mission?

There are a lot of people out there talking about being missional. Or being incarnational. Or living on mission. Or being missionaries in their neighborhoods. Or...fill in the blank.

But this is a plea from us. We really need your help on this one. We need you to connect us with some people who are really doing it. You know...people who are actually trying to live like Jesus in their neighborhoods. And in their workplaces. And wherever they end up.

And here's why...