The Lord has impressed my heart to share the Gospel in my neighborhood. I am new to the area.
It is suburbia and I really hate it….but I want to be obedient.
I used my status on Facebook and Twitter to ask a question:
“Any good ideas for suburbia evangelism?”
None of my friends have thrown ideas out to me yet, but I googled “Suburbia Evangelism”
and guess what, I found a neat article and a helpful blog so far….
So now I ask my blog audience (all two of you) for some ideas….
What are some creative or practical ways to share my faith in Suburbia…
(click the photo for Steve McCoy’s “Mission to Suburbia Resource guide”!)
Yeah I realize it is ultimately about relationships, but how do I make the connection…should I just talk? hold a dinner party? Or what kinds of ideas come to mind?
Is suburbia really America’s favorite living community?
Because I hate it! I grew up in West Virginia, “mountain momma, take me home.” My neighbors were very few, and my family had a lot of land to do with as we pleased. We were responsible enough to take care of our land.
Today, now that we live in the “city,” we are surrounded by houses. None of the homes have
sufficient land. Sure we have neighbors, but that is good and bad.
There are researched problem associated with suburbia:
Everyone has a pet!
A lot of noise
A lot of traffic
A lot of kids running around busy streets
Lack of diversity
Easier access to drugs and substances
amount of electricity used to power homes
Nothing ECO-friendly or Green
Increase in violence
Increase in obesity
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=17160 (advantages not very convincing)