Reaching Out in our Communities
The "Big Game" is known for consuming the lives of football fans and even reducing church attendance. Even the commercials have become something to look forward to, with America voting on which was their favorite, taking the advertising ranks to a new level. One blog has even made a game out of the commercials. Every cooking blog known to man starts posting the perfect spread for snacks from healthy to everything filled with bacon.
But, there's more to the big game than football, food, and games. It's an opportunity to spend time with people. Specifically, it's an opportunity for us, as the Church, to reach out to those around us in our community and neighborhoods that we may not know very well.
Why Use the Big Game as an Outreach?
You might have noticed, but we've been focused a lot recently on getting out into our community and connecting with others. Boo at the Zoo and Take it to the Streets are two examples of how we have been shifting our mindset to step out of our comfort zone and connect with people around us in our neighborhoods and community.
Our goal as a church is to reach those in our community who don't know Christ. That starts with us building relationships with people and loving them for who they are and not trying to change them.
I can't think of a better way to create relationships with people then over football and food. So, as you're thinking about how you're going to spend the "Big Game" this year, I encourage you to pray about inviting people from your neighborhood who you don't know well or your work. Just get to know them.
Remember, "Be the Church" in everything you do. That means, represent Christ and be yourself at the same time. You may be the only person they've spent time with that lives a Christian life.
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Faith Parry serves as our Associate Pastor, and has been at the church since 2015. When she's not preaching and teaching, she enjoys documentaries and TV. Read more about Faith here.