BLESS represents 5 practices in your everyday life which demonstrate love for your neighbors. Neighbors is being defined as those who physically live near you and also those around where you work and play! Where you spend time regularly.

 

BLESS is grounded in the Old Testament (Genesis 12:1-3-blessed through Abraham) and lived out by Jesus.

When asked which is the great commandment in the Law, Jesus said “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:36-39


Jesus came eating and drinking – He was a friend of sinners (Luke 7:34-35).

Imagine what it would be like for an entire community to love each other well!

BEGIN WITH PRAYER

Ask God, “How do you want to use me to bless the people in my life?”

 

Who are your neighbors?

Here is a resource to help.

(An APP is also available)

Print this map to fill in as you learn the name of your neighbors. 

 

Remember your neighbors!

Here is a resource to help.

(Click to download and print)

LISTEN WITH CARE

Am I a good listener?

 

Fill out this short self-assessment to see how you score! 

How do I become a better listener?

 

Ask yourself these questions about the people you live, work and play with. 

EAT TOGETHER

Make time to gather!

 

When we write down our goals, we are far more likely to achieve them! Download and print this calendar, and schedule out some meals with your friends, neighbors, and co-workers!

SERVE IN LOVE

How can I serve those around me?


Need inspiration to help you find ways to serve your neighbors? We have some ideas for you along with information on ministries at CFC that may help you meet the needs of our neighbors.

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SHARE YOUR STORY (AND HIS)

How can I share my story?

 

Each of us have a story to share. Here is a resource to help you organize your story so you feel equipped when God provides an opportunity to share.