Recently, Josh Reeves wrote several great articles with simple ideas and ways you can be missional in your workplace, as well as simple ways to engage your neighbors (Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3). Josh will continue sharing new ideas in this 5-part series called Simple Ways To Be Missional In Your Community and City.

And although the word “missional” has become quite a buzzword recently, it really just means that we live every day as missionaries. Jesus said that “As the Father has sent me, so I send you” (John 20:21). That word “sent” is where we get the word “missional.” It simply means that we live as Jesus lived – as sent people who live everyday life with gospel intentionality.

In fact, most of the simple ideas you’ll find below are very much in the context of your everyday life, but when looked at with a lens of gospel intentionality – when viewed through the eyes of a missionary – become not just ordinary tasks, but eternally significant rhythms of your life that are teeming with gospel opportunity:

1. Find your local bank representative and get to know them

2. Be a regular at your local farmers market

3. Take a regular stroll at your local park.

4. Take your dog to the dog park in your city.

5. Start a local art collective blog and organize around different themes.

6. Have gospel discussions in public places where others can listen in.

7. Check your areas Craigslist for community service needs.

8. Ask a local restaurant owner how you could bless their employees.

9. Frequent the same gas station and make an effort to get to know the workers there.

10. Watch sporting events at the same local sports bar/restaurant in your city.

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Missional Tip:

Pick one of these ideas and act on it this week.

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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.

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