How can you “love where you live” this fall?

This Fall, we want to help you “Love Where You Live” and transform the places where you live, learn, work, or play. Because of that, we’ve come up with some ideas that are very practical for engaging your neighbors, other families and friends this Fall.

Here are some next steps you can take towards building community so that the message of Jesus can move into the relationships around you? Here are some ideas for how you can take a next step in your place of influence:

Host a Firepit Party – It has been scientifically proven that people love to sit around a fire! Researchers at the University of Alabama studied people who sat in front of a fire to gauge their reactions. The subjects’ blood pressure went down, and they had increased feelings of relaxation. How many of your neighbors do you think could use a little more of that right now?!

HalloweenHalloween offers a great opportunity for us to engage in new relationships with those around us or to revisit some old relationships in our neighborhoods. Regardless of what you think of the holiday and its roots, the culture we are sent to reach is going to celebrate Halloween. We have a wide-open door for engagement in our neighborhoods thanks to Halloween. Below are some ideas that might help you.

Building Community Around a Pot of SoupA Soup Night is a great type of gathering to host this time of year. Nothing beats a warm bowl of soup on a cold day! And, you can build friendships one ladle at a time! Soup makes the perfect meal for a casual crowd—it requires little fuss, can be made well in advance, and neighbors can ladle it up themselves.

If you are interested in any of these ideas, or have ideas of your own, please contact Candy Moran, our champion of the “There” Strategy. She very much would like to connect with you and help you be successful in whatever you plan.