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10 Simple Ways to be Missional

  1. Eat with other people

    We all eat three meals a day. That's 21 opportunities for church and missions each week without adding anything new to your schedule, and meals are a powerful expression of welcome and community.

  2. Work in public places

    Hold meetings, prepare talks, read in public spaces like cafes, pubs, and parks. It will naturally help you engage with the culture as work or plan. For example, whose questions do you want to address in your Bible studies - those of professional exegetes or those of the culture?

  3. Be a regular

    Adopt a local cafe, pub, park, and shops so you regularily visit and become known as a local. Imagine if everyone in your gospel community did this!


  4. Join in with what's going on

    Churches often start their own thing like a coffee shop or homeless program. Instead, join existing initiatives - you don't have the burden of running it and you get opportunities with co-workers.


  5. Leave the house in the evenings

    It's so easy after a long day on a dark evening to slump in front of the television or surf the internet. Get out! Visit a friend. Take cake to a neighbor. Attend a local group. Go to the cinema. Hang out in a cafe. Go for a walk with a friend. It doesn't matter where as long as you go with gospel intentionality.


  6. Serve your neighbors

    Weed a neighbor's garden.Help someone move. Put up a shelf. Volunteer with a local group. It could be one evening a week or one day a month. Try to do it with other members of you gospel community so it becomes a common project. Then people will see your love for one another and it will be easier to talk about Jesus.


  7. Share your passion

    What do you enjoy? Find a local group that shares your passion. Be missional and have fun at the same time!


  8. Hang out with your work colleagues

    Spend your lunch break with colleagues. Go for a drink after work. Share the journey to work.


  9. Walk

    Walking enables you to engage with your neighborhood at street level. You notice things you don't in a car. You are seen and known in the neighborhood.


  10. Prayer walk

    Walk around your neighborhood using what you see as fuel for prayer. Pray for people, homes, businesses, community groups, and community needs. Ask God to open your eyes to where He is at work and to fill your heart with love for your neighborhood.