I wish I had read the excellent little book Therefore Go by Andrew Baughen before our group reflected on our individual missional visions. In the book Andrew uses the word FRANK as a way to think through people with whom you have existing relationships.
- F – Friends (existing, lapsed and potential)
- R – Relatives (family members who don’t yet know Christ)
- A – Associates (at work)
- N – Neighbours (in your street, working in local shops, at the gym, known through local activities,…)
- K – Kids (parents of your children’s friends)
It’s a helpful way of thinking through where God has already placed you. You are almost certainly the only Christian that some people in each of these categories know. What a responsibility! If we don’t pray for them and serve them, who will?
(Thanks to Tim Chester for the book suggestion in the first place)