Connecting in the summer

The summer season is usually a little more relaxing and laid back. Why not use this time of year to nurture your friendship with an unchurched person?

Here are some ideas:

· Invite the person to garden with you. Share some perennial cuttings

· Organize a weekly fishing/golfing outing or participate in the LHM Men’s Network Fishing Tournament (www.lhmmen.com)

· Invite the person/family camping · Spend a day at the beach together

· Organize a backyard neighbourhood barbecue

Is your congregation looking for some summer outreach ideas?

Check out the following websites: http://www.onmission.com/site/c.cnKHIPNuEoG/b.4167675/k.5FE7/Outreach_IdeaSummer_2008.htm  http://www.childrensministry.com/article.asp?ID=885  

Order DVDs for VBS children and parents!  LCC has a good supply of The Story of Jesus for Children, Jesus: Legend or Lord, and Magdalena. Order through www.tobiascom.com/lcc  

Don’t overlook the Father’s Day weekend, (June 20,21) as a witnessing opportunity! A guy’s day out golfing or fishing might provide an opportunity for sharing your faith with an unchurched dad. Check out the Men’s Network (http://www.lhmmen.com )—a website developed by Lutheran Hour Ministries that provides Bible studies and discussion groups specifically for men and it provides numerous ideas for men’s retreats and “impact event” (e.g. disaster response team, building a house).

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