BLESS is a new approach to prayer and sharing your faith with those around you. It’s less about downloading information or memorizing scripts, and more about loving our neighbors well. It helps us get “unstuck” and practice sharing our faith more effortlessly.
BLESS is an intentional pathway for persons of all ages who follow Jesus to become like Jesus and join the mission of Jesus. BLESS is an initiative of Make and Deepen Disciples.
God’s way of reaching and restoring the world has always been through blessing. This summer we will look at five missional practices, which make up the acronym BLESS, as a way to participate in the strategy God gave Abraham to reach the world. “And I will bless you…and you will be a blessing” (Genesis 12:2). As we engage these practices daily, we partner with God’s Spirit to bless those who do not know him.
Begin With Prayer
Pray daily to be part of God's mission in the world. Ask God, “How do you want to use me to bless the people in my life?”
Listen With Care
Pay attention to people’s dreams and pain. Listen for evidence of God’s work in their lives.
Share meals with people within your sphere of relational influence at work, school or in your neighborhood.
Serve with Love
Be attentive to opportunities God provides you to care for people and attend to their needs.
Share your Story
Once you build relationship and earn trust, look for ways you can share the story of how Jesus's love is being made real to you and the difference this is aking in your life.
As you work through this process, we would love to hear your stories - wether they seem to be ones of "success," "faillure," or something in between! Let's learn from one another and encourage one another as we grow as disciples of Jesus Christ!
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