Jesus sent His disciples into the cities where they were to meet people and get to know them. We will not be effective if we are not engaged. Over and over and over in Scripture we see people going, getting out there - even Jesus went. He left heaven and came here. We cannot make disciples alone, we have to be out and about engaging with people and building relationships. Think of Luke 10 as the first team sent on a search and rescue mission. Now, you are being recruited to the team to get out there.
Our goal of engaging is to build relationships and learn what is going on in the lives of the people around us. You simply cannot have a healthy community without healthy relationships. Jesus built relationships everywhere he went – often over dinner. Take time to get to know your community – share a meal with your neighbor. Listen to what you hear and pay close attention to what you see.
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What is your next step? Get to know your neighbor – invite them over for dinner. Let us know you want some help engaging in your neighborhood and we can support you in the effort. Want to serve on the engagement team? Let us know.