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Breakthrough Practice: Eat With Your Neighbor

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This breakthrough practice helps you deepen friendships with your neighbors by sharing a meal together.


This practice is for leaders and lay members who want to deepen meaningful connections in their neighborhood.


In a time in which neighborhood connections are weakening, this is an opportunity to strengthen local ties.

Outcomes of this practice include:

  • Deepened friendships in the neighborhood.
  • A stronger sense of community.
  • The opportunity to hear and share spiritual stories.


  1. Identify someone in your neighborhood that you’d like to get to know better.
  2. Invite them over for dinner.
  3. During the meal, ask the person to share one significant story about their spiritual journey.
  4. Be willing to share a story of your own.


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