Are You a Good or Bad Local?
Do you frequently shop where local people do and eat where they eat?
Do you think that the way you act when you don’t receive good customer service is helping or hurting your ability to be a good local? [Given that every person you whinge about, or even yell at from your car, is bound to bump into you sooner or later, this is really important in smaller communities, and he tells some good stories on this one.]
Do people think that you wish you lived somewhere else, maybe where you used to live before?
Have you joined any clubs or sporting teams?
Have you bought a home?
Do people love that you are in their town? Have you had any interactions with city officials where they have reached out to you for help? What about when you have contacted the city: is it only to get something like a favour or a permit, or have you approached them to see how your church can serve or be a blessing?
Food for thought.