Impacting the Neighbourhood

A few musing questions for a Monday morning, about how people round about us see us. Do the neighbours to our church premises:

  • Think we care about what goes on in the community? ie are we interested in what they are interested in, or are we only interested in them for the sake of winning them for Christ?
  • Are we interested in doing them good, just for the sake of doing them good, a la Galatians 6:1?
  • Are we being a blessing to the locale?

These are questions about how what we do is perceived. Are we perceived to care? Or are we perceived to be isolated in our services and rather divorced from the surrounding society.

If you asked the people living right next door to where you meet: what do you know about what goes on in here; what do you think of us; do you have a positive experience of us being your neighbours; do you see anything here that would make you interested to find out more; are we a blessing to you; what would they say?