How to Make Our Lives Open to Share the Gospel

4 Aug

Convicting words from Jeff Vanderstelt about how we can practically make our lives “open and available to share the Gospel.” This video from Desiring God addresses pastors, but the content is good for anybody, regardless of whether or not they’re in vocational ministry. Here’s a helpful quote from the video below:

“If we learn to make the extra hours of our lives integrated with the lives of unbelievers, there will unlimited opportunities to share the Gospel. It isn’t hard to find opportunities to share the Gospel, it’s hard to make our lives open and available to share the Gospel.

On a related note, Josh Reeves, guest blogging for Jonathan Dodson, provides 25 practical ways to engage our neighbors:

1. Stay outside in the front yard longer while watering the yard
2. Walk your dog regularly around the same time in your neighborhood
3. Sit on the front porch and letting kids play in the front yard
4. Pass out baked goods (fresh bread, cookies, brownies, etc.)
5. Invite neighbors over for dinner
6. Attend and participate in HOA functions
7. Attend the parties invited to by neighbors
8. Do a food drive or coat drive in winter and get neighbors involved
9. Have a game night (yard games outside, or board games inside)
10. Art swap night – bring out what you’re tired of and trade with neighbors
11. Grow a garden and give out extra produce to neighbors
12. Have an Easter egg hunt on your block and invite neighbors use their front yards
13. Start a weekly open meal night in your home
14. Do a summer BBQ every Friday night and invite others to contribute
15. Create a block/ street email and phone contact list for safety
16. Host a sports game watching party
17. Host a coffee and dessert night
18. Organize and host a ladies artistic creation night
19. Organize a tasting tour on your street (everyone sets up food and table on front porch)\
20. Host a movie night and discussion afterwards
21. Start a walking/running group in the neighborhood
22. Start hosting a play date weekly for other stay at home parents
23. Organize a carpool for your neighborhood to help save gas
24. Volunteer to coach a local little league sports team
25. Have a front yard ice cream party in the summer

You can read that entire article here.

 

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