Love your neighbor

As people who have experienced the life-changing love of God, we want to show that same love to those around us.  Whether its your literal neighbors across the street, or co-workers, family, and friends; 'loving neighbor' is one of the most important things we can do with our lives.

Here at Bethel, we also recognize that getting to know your neighbors, caring for them, and sharing how loved THEY are by God, can seem overwhelming at times, and might even leave you unsure of where to start.

Below you will find a great process (from the Bible!) for how to love neighbors the way Jesus tells us to, along with a number of tools and trainings so you don't have to do it alone. Simply click on any number of the tools below to help you become more prepared to help those around you on their spiritual journey!

How we do it

Prayer
Pray for them regularly

Make an 'oikos list'

This is a list of the people you are praying for. By writing them down, it keeps you diligent to keep lifting them up before the Lord. He is the one who changes our hearts, and so everything begins with prayer.
Not sure how to get started?
Watch this video first!

Get others to pray for you

We have prayer intercessors who would love to lift you up, as you seek to love and share Christ with those around you. Simply fill out the form below to have someone start praying for you today (all confidential)!

Come pray with others

On the 4th Tuesday of every month, we come together to have a prayer gathering at 6:30pm. Come and lift up our city and one another together with others from the body living on mission as well!
Care
Serve and spend time with them

Serve someone

Whether its helping your literal neighbor with a house project, or having a co-worker over for dinner, there are countless ways to reach out and serve those around you!

Do something fun, to build the relationship

Spending time with someone by doing something fun, is a simple way to learn more of their story, and get to know them a little better than you already do. Click one of the links below to find out what men's or women's ministry events are happening that might help you do this with the people around you.

Meet new people

A great way to begin growing a heart for more people (especially people who don't know Jesus personally), is to jump into a shared interest activity where you have an excuse to do some life together regularly. Check out the list below for some ideas to get you started
Share
Tell them about the hope Jesus brings!

Put "your story" together

It is so important to be able to share with others what the Lord has done to save you, and we have some great resources and people to help you do that! Click the button below to get started with capturing your story, and to feel confident in effectively sharing it with others!

Join a book club

Starting July 11th, we will begin two book studies: The Art of Neighboring (Pathak and Runyon), and Tactics (Koukl). They will meet at 10:30am on Sundays (during 2nd service) and Wednesdays at 6pm - we'd love to have you join! Each focuses on giving you more tools to share Christ with others, we're excited for the journey together!

NIGHT TO UNITE
August 3rd, 2021

Summer is a great time to have neighbors and friends over for anything from smores and bonfire, to larger block party get-togethers.  Night to Unite is an annual event that local law enforcement units throughout the country partner with their communities to create a culture of being known in the community. Throw a block party on your street this Summer with friends from church to build relationships with your neighbors.  Click below for more information and to register  for  the NIGHT TO UNITE August 3rd,