BLESS is a new approach to prayer and evangelism. It’s less

about downloading information or memorizing scripts, and

more about loving our neighbors well. It helps us get

“unstuck” and practice evangelism more effortlessly.

 

God’s way of reaching and restoring the world has always been

through blessing. Five missional practices that make up the

acronym BLESS are 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.

Jesus came to find people who are lost and to help

those who are hurting. As we seek to join him in

his mission, we begin with prayer, recognizing

we can only do this through God’s power.

 

Begin by asking God, “Where do you want me to join you

in the work you are doing in my family, friends, and others

you are seeking to draw toward yourself?” Create a prayer list

and ask God how you can pray for each person. Be bold

and look for divine opportunities to be a blessing!

Week 1: 9/10/17 - Introduction to BLESS - Pastor Dan Boehlje

Week 2: 9/17/17 - B-Begin with Prayer - Associate Pastor Lyndsey Watson

To BLESS others, begin with listening rather than talking.

Jesus often engaged people by asking them questions

and loving them through conversation. When people

are heard and understood, they feel safe and valued.

 

So get curious and ask good questions. Listen deeply to people’s

dreams and pain. What’s more, listen for evidence of God’s work in

their lives so you can participate in the work God is already doing.

Listen well so you can learn how to BLESS others!

INTENTIONAL EVANGELISM

Over the next several weeks, we'll be diving deeper into these Five Missional Practices to naturally introduce people to Jesus

Week 1 & 2

Week 3

BEGIN WITH PRAYER

LISTEN WITH CARE

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