Summer is here! Here are a few ways to intentionally spend time with neighbors, co-workers, and your community this summer.
- Fire Pit Nights. Plan on hosting a weekly evening around the fire. Invite neighbors, co-workers, friends from church, etc. There is something about sitting around a fire that appeals to both men and women! Ask open ended questions as you sit around the fire. Plan on having supplies to make epic s’mores or mountain pies.
- Spend some time at the local ball field. Chances are you know someone who is playing softball, baseball, soccer, etc. Go watch a game. We’ve spent lots of Saturdays at the ball fields watching our friends from church play while getting to know others in the community.
- Walk your dog. Walking your dog is a great way to connect with others in your neighborhood. Stop and say hello. Get to know names. Start to build connections!
- Host a summer game night. Make a huge charcuterie board and invite guests to come enjoy the evening. Set up games in the backyard or set up tables with a variety of games inside your home. Listen for people’s story as they interact with each other.
- Host a neighborhood Bible Study. Plan on meeting with your neighbors to go through The Loved Bible Foundations Workbook or pick a study to go through from our summer study suggestions.
- Serve. Help an older neighbor with some yard work. Organize a work day to serve a widow in your church or the community. Volunteer some time serving at a local non-profit.