LOCAL OUTREACH

Be the light in your neighborhood.

Here at Fellowship Bible Church, we desire to be fully engaged in meeting the needs of the people around us. We need to take action towards our community-to take up the Jesus' challenge to all believers to love their neighbor and their neighborhood. Join us in igniting that passion for the lost in the life of every believer when they are actively involved with sharing good news and good deeds. Develop that craving in your own life to be salt in the world, always seeking opportunities where your community of faith can help fulfill the needs of our city and surrounding communities. Impact and influence the community with the light of Christ by taking His light from INSIDE the walls of Fellowship Bible Church OUT to the community.

BE THE LIGHT IN YOUR CIRCLES OF INFLUENCE

“What if the solution to our society’s biggest issues has been right under our noses for the past two thousand years? When Jesus was asked to reduce everything in the Bible into one command he said: Love God with everything you have and love your neighbor as yourself. What if he meant that we should love our actual neighbors? You know, the people who live right next door.” (Jay Pathak & Dave Runyon, Art of Neighboring)

What could happen if all Christ followers made it a point to know and befriend their literal neighbors? Loving our neighbor starts with praying for them, then caring for them, all the while looking for opportunities to share the life-changing message of Jesus.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENT

Follow the Star!

There are a few times a year (usually holidays) that people naturally gather and attend special occasion events. Capitalizing on that fact we have created a few high impact events that the whole congregation can take part in by serving or inviting neighbors, family and friends to attend, enjoy and hear the Gospel.

Have you always dreamed about what it would have been like to have been there that night, when Jesus was born? Have you envisioned Joseph's visit from the angel? How about Mary's? Imagine a cold winter's night- no stars in the sky except one very bright star. What did is smell like to be one of the shepherds in the field- and what was it like when all of a sudden, on a dark night- the sky lit up with a heavenly host? “Follow the Star” will take people back to that first night- and we will all experience in an outdoor setting Christmas, like maybe we've never experienced it before.

Follow the Star is a guided, walking tour of the nativity. Thousands of people experience this dramatic presentation of the birth of Christ. Finish your visit in the hospitality barn with freshly baked Christmas cookies, hot cocoa and Christmas carols.

OTHER IDEAS FOR GETTING STARTED

Here are some ideas that you can do right in your neighborhood.

Host a neighborhood Easter egg hunt

At Easter time, host a neighborhood egg hunt for the small kids and present the Gospel by using the FamilyLife Resurrection Eggs. You can buy these online or borrow a set from the church.

Light up the night

Make Halloween night a little different. Don’t shut off your light and not participate. Hand out something different, or play a game in your front yard—whatever will draw people to you so that you can engage them in conversation about a personal relationship with Jesus or invite them to church. This can be small or as large of a production as you want.

Old-fashion hospitality to new neighbors

Stop by in the early days of them moving in with some baked cookies or a fresh loaf of bread and welcome them to the neighborhood. Offer to be available for any questions on where to find things in the community, good places to eat, or where to worship.

Host a indoor or outdoor movie night

This can be a time for families to come together or you invite just the kids and give permission for the parents to go out on a date.

Helping with yard clean-up

Gather your family, another neighbor, or your community group and offer yard clean-up for the elderly or single mom with young kids in your neighborhood.

Go prayer walking 

Go alone or grab a neighbor. Click here to find out more about this silent neighborhood ministry. [ Have doc. Needs formatting/branding]

Host holiday get-togethers

Invite the unmarried, single parents, or other neighbor who might be going through a tough time, to join your holiday meal or summertime cookout.

UPCOMING EVENTS