17 practical and effective ways YOU can reach your neighbors this Christmas and New Year!

17 practical and effective ways YOU can reach your neighbors this Christmas and New Year!

Dandelion Resourcing is an incredible ministry designed to help you live as a disciple maker in your own neighborhood.  They came up with these great ideas to minister to your neighbors during Christmas and New Year’s.  Read the list.  Check out the video.  Look through their website.  You will learn so much.

Watch the video here!

Christmas Ideas

  1. Christmas caroling done in a socially-distanced way
  2. Give a plate of cookies and a hand written card to your neighbors
  3. Hold a 15-20 minute Christmas Eve service on your front lawn
  4. Call your local elementary school to see if there are any disadvantaged families you could bless with gifts
  5. Invite your neighbors to club together financially to support a local ministry that serves the poor
  6. Organize a caravan of cars to view Christmas lights
  7. Hold a White Elephant gift-exchange party a few days after Christmas!
  8. Arrange a Christmas crafting time on your front lawn
  9. Do something practical for a struggling household nearby
  10. Give each household in your home church $25 to spend on something missional

New Year Ideas

  1. Invite neighbors to a New Year’s Eve gathering to release the pain and disappointments of 2020, and to pray for God’s blessing on the New Year 
  2. Gather around a fire pit with neighbors and share what you’re glad to leave behind, and your hopes for 2021
  3. Send neighbors a hand-written card with what you’re praying for them for the New Year
  4. Put up a board for neighbors to write up their hopes for 2021
  5. Host a New Year’s open house on your front lawn
  6. Arrange a virtual New Year’s party with lots of games that work in that medium, and a toast for 2021
  7. Set aside the first days of January to pray and fast for your lost neighbors, and the Kingdom to advance where you live, work, study, and play

Merry Christmas!

Pastor Tim.