A Closed Garage or an Open Door

A Closed Garage or an Open Door

By Nate Bush Are your neighbors more likely to encounter a closed garage rather than an open door? It’s possible to get in your car in the garage and open it when you leave and to get out of your car and close it when you get home. A lot of people only go out of the...
Come to the Table

Come to the Table

By Kristin Schell “We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next door neighbor.” – G. K. Chesterton I always thought I’d go far and wide on mission. Never in a million years did I imagine God would send me to the most ordinary place of all—my...
What is the Neighborhood Collective?

What is the Neighborhood Collective?

By Tom Anthony Most of us in ministry have gotten used to going to conferences and workshops over the years. There is often worship, media, and a variety of speakers. We sit in a main session or even a breakout session listening to someone talk. This person is often a...
The Incarnational Church

The Incarnational Church

Catching Jesus’ Radical Approach to Living By Lynn Cory Those outside the Church often view church-goers as judgmental and as being out of touch with others. Because we have chosen to distance ourselves both physically and relationally, they perceive us as having a...
Steps to Building Genuine Community

Steps to Building Genuine Community

By Mike Vickery Experiencing genuine community with others is a process that involves several steps along with increasing levels of personal commitment. Relationships with our family, friends, and co-workers are determined by the level of community we experience with...