WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE IF JESUS MOVED INTO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD THIS CHRISTMAS?
The power of Christmas is that Jesus became one of us and moved into the neighborhood to meet our needs. What if that’s what Christmas was all about this year? How could you, your family and your friends move into your neighborhood, workplace or school and meet people's needs in the same way? That’s what “Renewing Christmas :: The Neighborhood Project” is all about.
HOW WILL THIS WORK?
Think: Who do you know that’s in need right now? Maybe they’ve lost a job or a loved one or were hit hard by the recent hurricanes. Maybe there’s health difficulties or there’s trouble at home. Maybe they’re lonely or hurting.
Brainstorm: What could be done to meet that need? Could you…
- Provide food for the holidays
- Provide Christmas gifts for the family
- Pay for some outstanding bills
- Provide money or supplies for repair work
- Bring a crew to their house to fix things up
- Commit to spending time with them
- Invite them to special activities with your friends and family
Invite: Who do you know that you could invite to serve these friends/coworkers/neighbors with you? Think friends, other neighbors, classmates, coworkers, extended family or members of your missional community or huddles.
There are probably others from our church who would like to help. Go to renewcommunities.com/neighborhood and give us all the info on your project by Friday, November 17th We'll share the details on Sunday morning at our gatherings and on renewcommunities.com so others can join in.
Tell the Story: We want to hear about what God’s doing in your neighborhood so we can celebrate with you! Email the results of your project to firstname.lastname@example.org.