Make your home a lighthouse!

Love your neighbors.

Change the world.

Next to loving God, Jesus says that loving our neighbors is our most important calling (Matt 22:36-40). This Christmas season, make your home a “lighthouse” in your neighborhood in some insanely practical ways. You’ll brighten their lives, open new doors, and cover the city with kindness.
Two Simple Steps: 

STep 1: Set the stage:

1. Pin a tack at your address on our Lighthouse Map this Sunday at Surprise.
2. Post a Surprise Church yard sign in your yard or apartment window.
3. Pray daily for everyone on your street or in your neighborhood, asking God to enrich their lives and to show you opportunities to share His love with them.
4. Walk – Take routine prayer walks on your street. Got kids? Take ’em with you! See Pastor Matt’s example below!  Plan on a Lighthouse Prayer Walk on Thurs, Dec 21 (longest night of the year) at sunset (4:57 pm). See video example below!

Lighthouse Prayer Walk

Step 2: Shine a light:

1. Connect personally with your neighbors (drop cookies off, shovel snow, help with Christmas lights, etc.).
2. Plan some sort of social gathering or connection time for your neighborhood.
3. Listen carefully to your neighbors’ life stories and felt needs. Take genuine interest in them.
4. Offer to help with and pray for any felt needs a neighbor shares with you. Let them know they can count on you if they need a “good neighbor.” 
5. Share your faith story if and when God opens up the door to doing so.