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Neighborhood Sunday, August 15th 2021

Updated: Jul 23

No service, invite your neighbors over, share with them the hope you have in Christ!



What is our goal as Outpost for Neighborhood Sunday? For us to foster relationships with our neighbors, by loving and serving them!


How will we do this? We will be cancelling Sunday service in order to go and BE the Church on Sunday August 15th. As a community group or as a family we encourage you to invite your neighbors over for breakfast, lunch or brunch!


Here are to help you serve those in your neighborhood:


Prepare

Discuss your goal as a community group or family and decide on a location. Hosting as a community group allows you to get the opportunity to model biblical community to those who attend while introducing them to the HOPE you have in Christ.

  • Who will you invite? Who will help setup?

  • Where will you meet?

  • What will you do (breakfast, games, yardgames, etc)?

  • Will you serve food? What will you serve?

  • How many people could host inside? Outside? Are there other locations like a park that would better suit you?


Invite

Invite you neighbors over for breakfast. What does this look like? Create fliers, go door to door, use social media. Make sure your invite shares the details to your Sunday morning gathering. Consider the best time to invite your neighbors and go door to door for a personal invite! Bring the kids along if possible, and remember that a personal invite is always better. Before appraoching your neighbors don't forget to pray! Bonus, send them a reminder a day before the event!


Be

What is the goal? Love your neighbors and engage in prayerful conversation that points them to the hope you have in Christ.


"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:34-35


On Sunday August 15th seek to have a host mentality. Find ways to introduce your neighbors to more than one person. We are seeking to create relationships with our neighbors. Tell them of the hope you have in Christ.


"But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect." 1 Peter 3:15


Follow-up

  • Text your neighbors and thank them for coming

  • Be sure to invite them to Sunday service at Outpost

  • Pray for your neighbors


Matthew 22:37-40

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”



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