The Art of Neighboring

I was excited to order the Kindle Version of The Art of Neighboring for free today on amazon. If it’s not too late you can too! [amazon affiliate link]

So what is the art of neighboring?The Art of Neighboring | missionalchallenge.com

I got excited as I read from this book…

When Jesus was asked to reduce everything in the Bible to one command he said: Love God with everything you have and love your neighbor as yourself. What if he meant we should love our actual neighbors? You know, the people who live right next door.

The problem is that we have turned this simple idea into a nice saying. We put it on bumper stickers and t-shirts and go on with our lives without actually putting it into practice. But the fact is, Jesus has given us a practical plan that we can actually put into practice, a plan that has the potential to change the world. The reality is, though, that most Christians don’t even know the names of most of their neighbors.

What good things might happen if you truly got to know the people in your neighborhood and they got to know you?

Check out this video

This is your house. These are your neighbors’ houses. How many of these neighbors do you know by name? Go ahead — try to name them.

Six Word Lesson #41: Loving your neighbors requires knowing them.

Why not experience the art of neighboring?

Maybe this is what Jesus had in mind when he said: Love your neighbor as yourself.

Today’s Missional Challenge

Get to know your neighbors. Then start loving them!

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Author

Dave DeVries

Social Media

Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.
2 replies
  1. J
    J says:

    Honestly it is amazing how simple this is. This is something that I am sure we all know. Deep down I feel we all know this is something we are called to do we just ignore it and think some one else will do it.

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply