Learn about ‘The Art of Neighboring’ next week

the art of neighboringOur February “What Gives” column spotlighted Body Oak Cliff, an ecumenical nonprofit with a mission to “connect, equip and mobilize” Christians to work for the common good in Oak Cliff.

Body Oak Cliff’s monthly “lunch & learn” sessions at the North Oak Cliff Library are free and offer neighbors insights on how to make Oak Cliff a better place.

This month’s edition is from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. The topic is a book review of “The Art of Neighboring” by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon. The book is based on a sermon that challenged people to get to know their neighbors — the people who live on their street or in their apartment complexes.

Bring a brown-bag lunch.

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  • Yes, BODY’s mission is to encourage church-folk to be active in the neighborhood and to serve the common good.  We pursue this goal recognizing that at times the Church hasn’t done the best job of connecting with the larger work going on the community.  It’s my opinion that there’s a lot of good going on in the Oak Cliff civic, business, and advocate communities.  We are working to bring the Church’s voice to this table, working alongside other partners to better Oak Cliff.  

    All that to say, we welcome ALL to participate in our offerings!  

    Joel Pulis 

    p.s. – The Art of Neighboring book begins with the recognition that many Christians are not fully following Jesus’ call to “love our neighbors as ourselves.”  The meeting will focus on neighboring, something that many Oak Cliff folk are quite good at.  This is NOT promoting a church growth or evangelism method, but recognizing that neighboring is an end in itself.  All are blessed and our community is strengthened when neighbors know and work together.  It ought to be a good discussion!  

  • so…are they only connecting, equipping, and mobilizing “christians” or can anyone partcipate?

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