Living Missionally

-Live Adventurously. Be prayerful. Be intentional. Be winsome. Be yourself.
 
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Eat with Non-Christians:
 
We all eat three meals a day. Why not make a habit of sharing one of those meals with a non-Christian or with a family of non-Christians? Go to lunch with a co-worker. Invite the neighbors over for family dinner.
 
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Walk, Don’t Drive:
 

Make a practice of walking around your neighborhood, apartment complex, or campus. Say hello to people you don’t know. Strike up conversations. Instead of hopping all over the city for gas, groceries, haircuts, eating out, and coffee, go to the same places at the same times. Get to know the staff. Smile. Ask questions. Build relationships. Look them in the eye and tell them you appreciate their service. Leave a thank you note to your server (with a generous tip) or share how much you enjoyed the service.

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Talk to Your Co-workers:

How hard is that? Take your breaks with intentionality. Pray specifically for your co-workers and playmates. Leave a note of encouragement on his/her desk or on the windshield of their car.

 

 
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Participate in City Events:
 
Go to fundraisers, festivals, cleanups, summer shows, and concerts. Participate missionally. Strike up conversation. Study the culture. Reflect on what you see and hear.
 
 
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Serve Your Neighbors:
 
Help a neighbor by weeding, mowing, building a cabinet, or fixing a car. Stop by the neighborhood association or apartment office and ask if there is anything you can do to help improve things. Ask your local Police and Fire Stations if there is anything you can do to help them. Visit someone who can’t get out due to age or illness, bring someone dinner or groceries, give someone a ride to the doctor, walk someone’s dog. Throw a block party. Wash cars. Rake leaves. Cut grass.

 

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Serve as a Family:

Take your kids to visit a senior center, tutor someone, volunteer at a local co-op. Take a Saturday a month to serve your city. Bring your neighbors, your friends, or your small group.