360 Unreached People Groups in the United States
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“There is a story in the Bible about being a good neighbor, found in Luke 10: 25-37; it’s the story of the good Samaritan. After Jesus affirms that he is to, “love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself,” the lawyer, wishing to justify himself, asks Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” Does the lawyer really not know who his neighbor is? What is he really asking? Does he want to know if it is okay to be a good neighbor to some, and ignore others? Does he want to know if “those people,” —meaning people who are not like him—are the people Jesus is talking about?” (READ MORE)
Good Neighbor Groups are small groups under a church’s small group program to learn about and how to serve ONE people group. We want to start a different dialogue between the American church and local people groups in their communities. How can we say we love God if we can’t love our neighbor? This includes encouraging people to not post articles and videos on our social media that aren’t conducive to reaching out and sharing the Gospel as a way to teach awareness of online cross-cultural communication and perceptions. Feeding the inner narrative and biases do not encourage the church to get involved. A Good Neighbor Group becomes a net to help out the people they are serving by providing help in local services, transportation, prayer, mentoring and discipleship; even going as far as sitting with them in church when they become a believer so they feel connected. Most importantly, whether that small group is serving internationals or not, they learn and pray for them.
Suggestions to Start Your Group:
- Pick a people group.
- Talk to your church about starting a Good Neighbor Group.
- Sign people up.
- Meet as often or as little as you wish.
- List your group here.
What to Teach:
- Find Netflix documentaries to show to your group or rent them from Amazon video.
- Use Zoom (encrypted), Vsee (encrypted), or Skype (not secure) to host an online guest chat with someone serving in that people group so people can join from the comfort of their homes.
- Find a study from a group serving with or among that people group, like Bridges.
- If someone is gifted in Bible teaching, have them teach how to be a good neighbor.
- Meet regularly at a restaurant of your people group and get to know the workers. Tip generously.
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Email firstname.lastname@example.org to list your Good Neighbor Group on this site. We need a contact name, church website and church name, and, for our own information only, the people group you are choosing to serve, learn about, and pray for.