What's Going On in Your Neighborhood?

Hey, Doxology Family!

We have some exciting news to share with you about the neighborhood vision that we are pursuing as a church!  Love Where You Live means being intentional to know and love your neighbors – and that’s for all of us whether you are in an apartment, a house, or a dorm.  And what we are learning is that neighboring gets especially effective when you work together with other Doxology members near you.  That is one powerful reason why it is our goal to have at least one Community Group in every neighborhood in SW Fort Worth.   Just imagine the impact if within walking distance of each person there was a group of people who love Jesus, love each other, and love their neighbors.  

SO HOW ARE WE DOING WITH THAT GOAL?  Right now we have over 75 groups in the SW quadrant of Fort Worth, and we are in 33% of the neighborhoods. That is a great start, but we still have plenty of neighborhoods where we would love to see a group.  So the key question is how will we reach those other neighborhoods. Well we just discovered that we already have 1 or more group members in 106 of the 140 neighborhoods!  That creates a real possibility of a Christ-centered community within walking distance of every person in 76% of all of the neighborhoods in our area!   Doesn’t that make our goal seem possible?   And can you imagine what God could do when those group members work together to know, and love and serve their neighbors?

WE ARE ALREADY SEEING THE GOSPEL INFLUENCE in neighborhoods with community groups.  Almost every week, we hear stories of hurting neighbors who get prayed for or served by Christ-followers.  And we hear about meals that are shared between unlikely dinner partners.  Think about the stories that could happen in the other 2/3 of the neighborhoods!  And think about what God could do in your neighborhood.

If you are interested in being a part of what God may want to do in on your street, then please reply and let me know.  We would love to help you take some small steps toward a big vision that could make this an unforgettable summer.

The Summer of 10K Blessings

THE SUMMER OF

BLESSINGS

June 10-August 19

The vision of DOXOLOGY is “To display and declare who God is and what He’s like everywhere we go.”
Let’s encourage each other to live out that vision! What if for the next 10 weeks, we were all intentional about looking for opportunities to display and declare who God is? We are asking each person to commit for 10 weeks to find at least one way each week to BLESS someone who does not know Christ.

If we do this together, this could be “The Summer of 10,000 BLESSings.”  
Imagine the cumulative impact of that many blessings right here in Fort Worth! 10,000 blessings might seem like a big goal, but it would only take 1000 of us commiting to a single BLESSing per week. If all of us are intentional with our summer, we might find that 10,000 BLESSings is too small a goal.

Sign up by texting BLESS to 33222

How to participate in the Summer of 10,000 BLESSings:

  • Start each day with prayer: “Lord, I want to display and declare who you are and what you are like everywhere I go today. Show me who you want me to B.L.E.S.S.”
  • Practice the B.L.E.S.S. strategy. Let the following list of inspire you to think about natural ways that you can bless those who need a closer relationship with God.
  • Begin with prayer: Pray for their specific needs. Pray for opportunities to get to know other people better.  Ask people if you can pray for them.
  • Listen: Ask God to make you attentive to needs around you. Be sincerely curious about others. Listen to their stories, and listen for their needs.
  • Eat: Sharing a meal is a great way to get to know someone better!  Most of us will eat at least 21 times each week. Share one meal each week with someone who needs Jesus.
  • Serve: You can serve someone physically, emotionally, or spiritually – or allow them to serve you.  Send a note of encouragement or do a practical act of service.
  • Share. Share a part of your spiritual story or invite them to share theirs. You can share how you connected with Christ for eternal life, or about specific ways you are trusting God for your daily life.
  • BLESS wherever you go!
  • Review at the end of each day. What opportunities for BLESSing did you see and what happened? Thank God for what He did, and pray for another opportunity tomorrow!

Week 10: Keep the momentum going!

Read Week 10

Week 9: New Year! New Neighbors?

Read Week 9

Week 8: Walk, Don't Wave

Read Week 8

Week 7: Conversations Seasoned with Salt

READ Week 7

Week 6: Search, Rescue, and Send Them Home!

Read Week 6

Week 5: Staying is the New Going

Read Week 5

Week 4: Good Listening

Read Week 4

Week 3: Let's Eat!

READ WEEK 3

Week 2: Our Motivation

READ WEEK 2

Week 1: Getting Started

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