Listed below are other resources to help us grow in the art of neighboring. God hasn't gotten your address wrong. He has placed you where you are for a purpose. The way we neighbor and show the love of Christ to those we live near might be our most powerful witness to a watching world.
Love Where You Live: How to Live Sent in the Place You Call Home
With enthusiasm and contagious joy, Shauna Pilgreen assures readers that, yes, God does have a plan and a purpose for them--right where they are. In fact, he sent them there. She invites readers to "live sent," showing us how to see our surroundings with fresh eyes and renewed energy as we reach out into our communities with God's love, knowing that our efforts are never in vain. Check out her book and other resources on her website. Watch this video interview as Pastor Chris sits down with her to talk about how to be a better neighbor.
Placed For A Purpose: A Simple and Sustainable Vision for Loving Your Next-Door Neighbors
In this book, authors Chris & Elizabeth McKinney assert that "if we do know them, we aren’t sure how to grow the relationship or talk about our faith with them." Placed for a Purpose provides a theologically rich framework for neighboring that helps people live missionally where God has placed them. Check out their book and other resources on their website. Watch this video interview as Pastor Chris sits down with the MicKenneys to talk about their book and the effect neighboring has had in their community.
Brainstorm and Pray for your Neighborhood
In this video, Pastor Chris Bantz shares a prayer that he and his wife intentionally pray daily for their neighborhood. He also provides a few prompts to help each of us write our own prayers for our neighborhoods. Write it out on a Post-It Note, the notes app on your phone, or this printable pdf.
Bless Every Home
Bless Every Home is both a website and an app that helps people map their neighborhoods and pray for their neighbors. You can create notes to help you get to know those who live near you and also receive daily prompts to remember to pray. Download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
Walk around your neighborhood and get to know Your neighbors
Use this to help you record and learn your neighbors names printable pdf.