LEAVE your comfortable Christian activities, go outside your comfort zone, and take the time to build and invest in relationships with those around you like workmates, neighbours, and students.
FOCUS on living in such a way that Jesus’ message is clearly expressed through our lives. We can trust God to do the rest.
LIVE as a participant in the natural activities of culture while maintaining lines of clear conscience and non-compromise.
LOVE generously, genuinely, and with no sincere strings attached.
LISTEN in a way that demonstrates interest in others.
BRAINSTORM and pray for specific ideas about living on mission. For example ... Adopt a park. Adopt a family. Help a neighbour. Start a storytellers group. Donate to a food bank. Volunteer at a homeless shelter.
CHOOSE an activity you can do as a house church.
GO and just do it.
FOLLOW-UP the activity with a meeting as a group to prayerfully determine what worked and what did not.
READ Hugh Halter and Matt Smay’s book The Tangible Kingdom: Creating Incarnational Community.
Used with permission from @oikosministries. Taken from the latest edition of Starfish Files (Canada's house church magazine), now available for download from the Oikos Ministries Web site.