I doubt it. But I suspect that most people have verbalized those five words or that sentiment in their spirit after some particularly convicting portion of Scripture was exposited on a Sunday morning. Most pastors (in my experience) don’t try to deliberatley make people feel guilty. I know I don’t try to do that. But … More “My Pastor is Guilting Me.”
Here’s one of those stories that demonstrates the kind of creativity and commitment to blessing our neighborhoods that is so needed in the secular age we live in. The article is short and worth your time. This would make a great start to a brainstorming session of a home-group that is missionally focused on reaching … More “Planting Goodness in the Neighborhood”
I live in a multi-ethnic neighborhood near the hospital. We are new to the community but have been encouraged by the camaraderie and openness of our neighbors since we moved in. In the run up to Hurricane Florence, different communities tried to prepare as best they could. In our community the city stepped in … More Can A Miracle Start Slowly?
I’ve already posted today, but I found this and had to pass it on. If you love your neighbors, and I sure hope you do, read it. Pray over it. And start doing the simple things, the mundane things for the glory of God and your neighbors joy. There is such beauty to a life … More The Spiritual Warfare of Potato Peeling
Saw this video on Facebook and it gave me new insight and incentive to meet more of my neighbors. Let’s be aware of the loneliness of the people around us. And here is another great Steve Hartman story about blessing a neighbor.
Some thoughts to motivate your care and love of your neighbors. “It is precisely the scandal of an unbroken heart that impedes evangelism today.” —David Shipley “Following Jesus by forming friendships with fearless love results in fruitful service.” —Dr. John Fuder “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” Dr. Fuders’s analysis of … More Pathways to Impact
Currently booking this seminar for Saturdays in June and July 2016. Outline of the Seminar Understanding and Befriending Your Catholic Neighbor A one day (Saturday) seminar to help you understand your “Catholic” neighbor (or yourself) … Source: Understanding and Befriending Your Catholic Neighbor
Pitchers and catchers have reported to Spring Training which means now is the time to begin praying and planning for what you and your church will do to take the gospel to your community. Here are … Source: 7 Ideas for Spring Outreach to Your Community
Musings It’s no secret to readers of this site that I am a huge fan of one-to-one relationships when it comes to forming Christ in others (and our own) lives. Great things happen in small groups. Wonderful things happen in corporate worship. Breath-taking discoveries can happen in personal Bible study and meditation. But for radical … More The Power of One-to-one Mentoring
A Snap Shot of an Evening in the Neighborhood All times are approximate. Home at 5:30 PM: Out for a brief bike ride, 22 minutes, 6 miles. Stop at High School gym to look in on a girls Volleyball game. One of our families has a daughter on the team. It’s a chance to sit … More What Does “Neighboring” Look Like?