8 Easy Ways to Be Missional

6. Volunteer With Nonprofits.

Find a nonprofit in your part of the city and take a Saturday a month to serve your city. Bring your neighbors, your friends or your small group. Spend time with your church serving your city. Once a month. You can do it!

7. Participate in City Events.

Instead of playing X-Box, watching TV or surfing the net, participate in city events. Go to fundraisers, festivals, clean-ups, summer shows and concerts. Participate missionally. Strike up conversation. Study the culture. Reflect on what you see and hear. Pray for the city. Love the city. Participate with the city.

8. Serve Your Neighbors.

Help a neighbor by weeding, mowing, building a cabinet, fixing a car. Stop by the neighborhood association or apartment office and ask if there is anything you can do to help improve things. Ask your local police and fire stations if there is anything you can do to help them. Get creative. Just serve!

Don’t make the mistake of making “missional” another thing to add to your schedule. Instead, make your existing schedule missional.  

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Jonathan Dodson
Jonathan K. Dodson (M.Div, Th.M) founded City Life Church with his wife and a small group of people willing to take a risk for the kingdom of God. Jonathan is the author of "The Unbelievable Gospel: Say Something Worth Believing," "Gospel-Centered Discipleship" and "Raised? Finding Jesus by Doubting the Resurrection." He enjoys rowing, reading, writing, and playing with his kids.