Michael Wallenmeyer challenges us to ask these questions as we seek to engage our neighborhoods:
- Without asking someone else, can I provide the first and last names of the people who live beside (or above and below) me?
- What can I describe about their lives that can be known only by someone who has been inside their home?
- What are some of the God-shaped longings and/or questions that currently shape their lives?
And I'm especially challenged by this last question:
How cool would it be if when people asked us what God was up to in our church, instead of heading to our buildings, we took them for a extended tour through our neighborhood to show them?