25 Simple Ways To Be Missional In Your Neighborhood Verge Network MISSIONAL [ This is a guest post from Josh Reeves. ] I have found that it is often helpful to have practical ideas to start engaging the people around me. Most of the things on this list are normal, everyday things that many people are already doing. The hope is that we would do these things with Gospel intentionality. This means we do them: In the normal rhythms of life pursuing to meet and engage new people Prayerfully watching and listening to the Holy Spirit to discern where God is working. Looking to boldly, humbly, and contextually proclaim the Gospel in word and deed. Below is a list of my top 25. Not all of these are for everyone, but hopefully there will be several ideas on the list that God uses to help you engage your neighbors. Would love to hear stories of how you have lived some of these out or other ways you have engaged your neighbors. 1. Stay outside in the front yard longer while watering the yard 2. Walk your dog regularly around the same time in your neighborhood 3. Sit on the front porch and letting kids play in the front yard 4. Pass out baked goods (fresh bread, cookies, brownies, etc.) 5. Invite neighbors over for dinner 6. Attend and participate in HOA functions 7. Attend the parties invited to by neighbors 8. Do a food drive or coat drive in winter and get neighbors involved 9. Have a game night (yard games outside, or board games inside) 10. Art swap night – bring out what you’re tired of and trade with neighbors 11. Grow a garden and give out extra produce to neighbors 12. Have an Easter egg hunt on your block and invite neighbors use their front yards 13. Start a weekly open meal night in your home 14. Do a summer BBQ every Friday night and invite others to contribute 15. Create a block/ street email and phone contact list for safety 16. Host a sports game watching party 17. Host a coffee and dessert night 18. Organize and host a ladies artistic creation night 19. Organize a tasting tour on your street (everyone sets up food and table on front porch) 20. Host a movie night and discussion afterwards 21. Start a walking/running group in the neighborhood 22. Start hosting a play date weekly for other stay at home parents 23. Organize a carpool for your neighborhood to help save gas 24. Volunteer to coach a local little league sports team 25. Have a front yard ice cream party in the summer Do you have some other ideas or ways that you or your Missional Community have engaged your neighborhood? Let us know below in the Comments section! Missional Tip: Pick one of these ideas and act on it this week. Let us know on our Facebook page how it went! Josh Reeves is the Lead Planting Pastor with Redeemer Church in Round Rock, Texas. One way you can thank Josh for his helpful articles is to support Redeemer by going here. Follow Josh on Twitter: @joshreeves Take the conversation further… We’d love to know your thoughts on this post. Meet us over at Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation right now!