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SIMPLE WAYS TO BE MISSIONAL IN YOUR CITY PDF Print Write e-mail
Thursday, 02 May 2013 19:47

Recently, Josh Reeves wrote several great articles with simple ideas and ways you can be missional in your workplace, as well as simple ways to engage your neighbors. And although the word “missional” has become quite a buzzword recently, it really just means that we live every day as missionaries. Jesus said that “As the Father has sent me, so I send you” (John 20:21). That word “sent” is where we get the word “missional.” It simply means that we live as Jesus lived – as sent people who live everyday life with gospel intentionality.

In fact, most of the simple ideas you’ll find below are very much in the context of your everyday life, but when looked at with a lens of gospel intentionality – when viewed through the eyes of a missionary – become not just ordinary tasks, but eternally significant rhythms of your life that are teeming with gospel opportunity:

1. Participate in the local festivals, parades and celebrations of your city.

2. Find a park where you will consistently spend time with your community.

3. Pick a few restaurants to frequent getting to know the staff and regulars.

4. Go to the same coffee shop when you can.

5. Start a regular ultimate Frisbee game in your city.

6. Take the kids to story time at your local library.

7. Let your kids play in the city sports leagues.

8. Attend your city council meetings and get to know what is going on in your city.

9. Attend your local school board meetings to know what is going on in the schools.

10. Frequent a local gym or recreation center.

11. Invite a neighbor to a local sporting event

12.Start a guys night at your local pub/eatery

13.Get involved in your kids school PTA

14.  Connect with other school kids through local coop events

15.  Be a part of your local genealogical society

16.  Tip generously at your regular restaurant spots

17.  Participate in local film viewings and discussions

18.  Attend your local High Schools sporting events

19.  Coach a local little league sports team

20.  Offer to teach free computer training sessions at your local library/public venue

Do you have some other ideas or ways that you or your Missional Community have engaged your city? Let us know below in the Comments section!

Josh Reeves

 
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