UNCHARTEDA PODCAST FOR MEN
Trees in the Forest of Leadership
Ep.6 | Leading IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Hosted by Neil Eukel with Special Guest JEFF ORAKER
IN THIS EPISODE
- Positively influencing your neighborhood | 1:40
- “Love your neighbor as yourself” | 3:30
- The Art of Neighboring | 8:30
- Get involved in current activities | 12:40
- Getting on the same page as a couple | 18:00
- Keep it simple; keep the focus on people, not on the production | 20:19
- Just love your neighbors; let God change hearts | 25:25
1 | Share the power of living in community with one another
Even though we are more connected technologically than ever before, our neighborhoods are packed with lonely people, living in isolation without community and support. When we reach out and develop community in our neighborhoods, we are offering life-giving support to people who may never have experienced the beauty and power of being in community with another. Best yet, we are following God’s commandment to love our neighbors.
2 | Take the first, simple step
It can be daunting (especially for introverts) to build relationships with our neighbors. Think of one step you can take, such as introducing yourself to the neighbors closest to you. Consider how you can incorporate what you love to do, such as planning a golf outing or inviting others to go on a short hike. And you don’t need to develop something new. Explore opportunities that already exist; say yes to the next invitation that comes your way. If you do want to start something new, just remember to keep it simple and stay focused on the people, rather than the production.
Welcome back to our sixth episode in our series, “Trees in the Forest of Leadership”. Today, we have Jeff Oraker. Jeff is a lawyer and Mission Hills Church elder. Listen in as he and Neil share ideas on leading in your neighborhood and what that can look like in everyday practice.
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