Missional living doesn’t need to be a huge event, or even an add to an already busy schedule. As my family expands, it’s less likely that I’ll have margin in my life for more events or activities, but that doesn’t exclude me from living out the Great Commission as laid out in Matthew 28.
Here are 3 practical ways to live missionally as you go through your day.
1. Set up a cornhole set in your front yard with a sign inviting people from your street to play.
This is always fun. I love cornhole and play often. Instead of setting it up in the backyard, why not set up in the front so to be welcoming to neighbors? Have beverages available because doing this can draw a crowd.
2. Go to the same tellers and cashiers.
Obviously, when we go to the store or bank, we just want to get in and get out. If you slow down, you’ll begin to recognize that there are about 12-15 people that you’ll run into on a weekly basis in he places that you frequent. Go to the same people and slowly build relationships with them. In time, you’ll see great doors open up to share the gospel.
3. Buy the nicest snowblower on the street.
Yes, this is a pricier route to go, but if you purchase it in the summer time you might be able to get it at a fraction of the cost. Lord knows we have long winters in Cleveland, and your neighbors will love it if you take a few extra minutes to help with their driveway.
So I shared 3 ideas, what are other practical ways that you can be intentional about living missionally as you go through your day? Showing this kind of intentionality and kindness can build many bridges into people’s lives.