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Relationship with Others
Below are different group practices that help foster our relationships with Others. You can use these to guide your group through a process of designing your own unique rhythm. Feel free to choose from these or devise your own. Comment on particular resources so we know what has worked for you and what didn’t. Have another idea? Add a comment to the Leader’s Input area.
Our relationships with others can be thought of in two directions. We live our lives withward & outward.
We also live outward as our circle seeks to roll out into the neighbourhood seeking to serve, pray for, and share the love of God with others. Below is a list of outward oriented practices that seek to help one another live into God’s mission of sharing his love through word and action.
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parishcollective.org is a movement dedicated to encouraging, resourcing, and networking small groups and churches to love their neighbours through living local, stewarding the land, and reconciliation. Their website has a database of many practical ideas from other...read more
When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor and Yourself by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert is a book that helps groups think through what the whole gospel means for how we reach out globally and locally with best practices. SG = Includes...read more
Operation World publishes a book and maintains a website that includes current info. and prayer items for countries around the world. http://www.operationworld.org LB = Available in CPC...read more
Reimagining Evangelism: Inviting Friends on a Spiritual Journey by Rick Richardson recovers a relational and natural approach to sharing the love of Christ in both word and deed. LB = Available in CPC...read more
Your Church is Too Safe: Why Following Christ Turns the World Upside Down paints vivid pictures of how Pastor and story teller Mark Buchanan and his church community in Duncan, BC followed Christ into the neighbourhood. LB = Available in CPC...read more
Don’t Invite Them to Church by Karen Wilk includes an 8 week guide to help your small group reach out to your neighbourhood. This book also includes devotional material, teaching, and simply missional practices. SG = Study Guide Included LB = Available in CPC...read more
The Tangible Kingdom Primer: An Wight Week guide to Incarnational Community by Hugh Halter is a field guide for starting mission together as a small group. SG = Study Guide...read more
Think Globally – Think about how you can reach out globally as a group. Contact CPC’s Global Impact Team for support and practical ideas. As a group you can sponsor a child or family through organizations like the Dalit Freedom Network, World Vision, and MCC. Pray for...read more
Take turns walking through the neighbourhoods where your group members live or work. Pray for the people you see and for opportunities to share the love of Christ through both word and deed. Consider the following: Where is your neighbourhood thriving? Who is present?...read more
If you know someone in your neighbouhood who has a practical need (i.e. yardwork, painting, visitation, errands, etc.) see if your group can help.read more
Volunteer with some of the many local South Delta organizations who are doing good work in our neighbourhood. Attend a community meal. Help at the food bank. Volunteer at the thrift store. Do anything you can for the good of our neighbourhood with creativity and...read more
Organize a block/condo/cul-de-sac party for the people in you neighbourhood. Lonliness is one of the biggest social issues facing Metro Vancouverites. Help bring people together and foster relationships.read more
Every 6 weeks on a Sunday afternoon from 2:30-3:15pm Cedar Park holds a worship service in Delta Hospital’s Extended Care Unit. The service is followed by a time of serving coffee and visitation where we make ourselves present to the residents, nurses, and volunteers....read more
Freshwave Ministries is a local ministry that makes meals in Cedar Park’s kitchen on Monday afternoons that are then driven to the downtown eastside and served with love in the spirit of Christ. Volunteer to help in the kitchen or drive down with them to get to know a...read more