I read and write alot about being “missional,” which to me means living out the gospel every day in every situation with whoever God brings into my life through the power of the Holy Spirit.
But, sometimes, I get stuck. I know what I want to do, but – like Paul – I often don’t do it. So, when I read a post that is helpful in reminding me how to serve people, I like to share it.
Bill at “Provocative Church” has written one such post called “30 Simple Ways to to be Missional in Your Workplace.”
Actually, the post includes a list of 15 items that Bill found on another site. But, he also gives a link to the full list of 30 items. Here are a few:
1. Instead of eating lunch alone, intentionally eat with other co-workers and learn their story.
3. Make it a daily priority to speak or write encouragement when someone does good work.
7. Have your missional community/small group bring lunch to your workplace once a month.
15. Start a regular lunch out with co-workers (don’t be selective on the invites).
I love these kinds of lists. They are not groundbreaking, and, for many, they are obvious. But, for people who do not have a good model of serving others, this kind of thing can be very helpful.
Of course, the point of all of these items is to build relationships with the people we work with… relationships beyond the typical work experience.