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Building Relationships in the Community

Things any member can do to engage their neighbors to speak about Christ. The goal is to let your light shine regarding Jesus. The means to that goal is to have genuine personal relationships with people in your neighborhood. Not all of these are for everyone, but hopefully there will be ideas that can be used or modified to fit individual circumstances.

  • Stay outside in the front yard longer while working on or watering the yard.
  • Walk your dog regularly around the same time in your neighborhood.
  • Sit on the front porch and let kids play in the front yard.
  • Pass out baked goods (fresh bread, cookies, brownies, etc.).
  • Invite neighbors over for dinner.
  • Attend the parties if invited to by neighbors.
  • Do a food drive or coat drive in winter and get neighbors involved.
  • Have a game night (yard games outside or board games inside).
  • Art swap night or – bring out what you’re tired of and trade with neighbors.
  • Plant swap on a Saturday – in late spring, dig out extra plants you don’t need and share them with neighbors.
  • Grow a garden and give extra produce to neighbors.
  • Have an Easter egg hunt on your block and invite neighbors to participate.
  • Start a weekly open meal night in your home.
  • Do a summer BBQ every Friday night and invite others to contribute.
  • Create a block/ street email and phone contact list for safety/neighborhood watch.
  • Host a sports game watching party.
  • Host a coffee and dessert night.
  • Organize a tasting tour on your street (everyone sets up food and table on front porch).
  • Host a movie night and discussion afterwards.
  • Start a walking/running/biking group in the neighborhood.
  • Start hosting a play date weekly for other stay at home parents.
  • Organize a carpool for your neighborhood to help save gas.
  • Volunteer to coach a local little league or other sports team.
  • Have a front yard ice cream party in the summer.