As a new church we want to be intentional about listening and learning the rhythms of our neighborhood. Even though our gathering is still new, God has been at work in this place for quite some time. We are joining God, empowered by His Spirit to partner in this great work.
Describe the contours of our community we are serving in…
What narratives or values seem present in the place where we live?
What might “listening to your neighborhood” invite of you?
What assumptions do you tend to make about the place we live?
Why do you think you have come to believe these ideas?
Map and marker: Take out a map of your area and trace the outline of the definable neighborhood where you live. Mark where people live, work, play, and gather with friends and family. As you hold your place in your heart, mind and body, what are you observing?
Intentionally walk your neighborhood inviting God to help you see your place with God’s eyes. What signs of life, redemption, creativity, unity and love do you notice?
Give us eyes to see the abundant possibility all around us. Foster within us a hunger to grow together as a loving and caring expression of Christ’s body in this place. Amen