What if we got better at the two things Jesus said matters most?

Love God.

Love Your Neighbor.

The Neighboring Church bookAvailable Now!

The Neighboring Church by Rick Rusaw & Brian Mavis

“The Neighboring Church provides not only inspiration, but some practical advice on how the people of God can be people of blessing simply by doing what Jesus said was most important to him.” Reggie McNeal, Author, Get Off Your Donkey! and Kingdom Come 

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The Neighboring Life small group curriculum

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Brian Mavis, LifeBridge Christian Church

“For the first time in 20 years of ministry I feel like I am doing what God called me to do.”

Chris Freeland, McKinney Church

“Neighboring is not a strategy. It is not the bullet. It is the bull’s-eye. It is now core to who we are as a church.”

But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus,

“And who is my neighbor?” Luke 10:29

When we over-generalize the Great Commandment and make everyone our neighbor, then nobody is a neighbor. Neighboring Churches teach, encourage, equip and release people to know and love their literal neighbors…the guy, gal or family next door and across the street.

Aim at nothing specific and you hit nothing. 

Aim at knowing your literal neighbors.


What if we got better at the two things Jesus said matter most? Love God. Love Your Neighbor. The Neighboring Church provides resources and connections to encourage Christians and churches to love their literal neighbors. Our goal is to help you be the best neighbor your neighbors have ever had.

The Neighboring Church is a ministry of LifeBridge Christian Church in Longmont, CO, the same people who brought you The Externally Focused Church resources. Contributors include Rick Rusaw, Brian Mavis, Krista Petty, and many others. We invite you to join the conversation and share your neighboring stories and resources by emailing us.

Learn more about LifeBridge Neighboring Way of Life or view the LifeBridge Neighboring Message Portfolio.

From the Blog

Family on Mission in the Neighborhood

Got kids? They can be the best people to engage in neighboring. Here are some tips from our upcoming video-based small group curriculum called The Neighboring Life, to get your family on mission, living out the practices of neighboring: STAY, PRAY, PLAY & SAY!... read more

Obedience is in the doing

Show Me! If you are a parent, a boss, a co-worker, a caregiver or in position of authority, you know full well that obedience is not in the hearing, it is in the doing. If you asked your son to move the laundry from the washer to the dryer, the only way you know he... read more


Neighboring Story to Share?

Do you have a neighboring story, video or blog post to share? Want to connect with the authors of The Neighboring Church? We’d love to hear from you! editor@theneighboringchurch.com

Would you like to bring The Neighboring Church to your congregation in 2017? Contact us at info@theneighboringchurch.com to learn more!

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