6 Opportunities to Connect Using a Neighborhood Party.

Most people in the U.S. do not know their neighbors. And those that do rarely move beyond names and a simple wave from the driveway. In my hemisphere, fall is upon us with winter to follow. The days grow shorter and colder, and even the neighborly waves grow fewer in number. Fall, winter, and spring months…

neighborhood party

Most people in the U.S. do not know their neighbors. And those that do rarely move beyond names and a simple wave from the driveway. In my hemisphere, fall is upon us with winter to follow. The days grow shorter and colder, and even the neighborly waves grow fewer in number. Fall, winter, and spring months offer some great opportunities to connect with neighbors via a neighborhood party. But these are not just any parties. Oh, no! These are parties with a Kingdom purpose!

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November, December, January, February, March, and April provide holidays that allow for fun, relationship-building, and gospel witness-through-casual-and-relaxed contexts like a neighborhood party.

A Neighborhood Party With a Kingdom Purpose

All you need is a willingness to host a monthly meeting, a story-teller able to tell the tale of how the holiday connects with the Christian faith (October and January are exceptions), a willingness to pray, and a watchful eye for what the Spirit will do.

Two years ago, I posted a video on my YouTube Channel describing the process and what my family and I did. If you are interested, check it out.

Today is September 30. One must act now, if he or she wants to be strategic and take full advantage of the forthcoming calendar opportunities to connect with neighbors.

 

 

This article about the strategic value of a neighborhood party originally appeared here, and is used by permission.

JD Payne
J. D. serves as the pastor of church multiplication with The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama. He has pastored churches in Kentucky and Indiana, and served for a decade with the North American Mission Board and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books on the topics of evangelism and missions.