What if the Church got serious about doing those things that Jesus said matter most: Loving God and loving our neighbor? What would that look like? How might the Church begin to impact the lives of those living in our own neighborhoods?
The purpose behind the Neighborhood Collective West Coast Regional is to bring together those who are actively involved in extending Christ’s presence into local neighborhoods with those who are interested in exploring ways to become more effective at the neighborhood level in advancing the Kingdom of God in order to impact whole cities. This endeavor seeks to provide pastors and ministry leaders with resources and relationships that will encourage Christ-followers to effectively reflect our Lord’s love right where they live and work. This is not some new church growth program. We are inviting you to gather with others on a most exciting journey . . . a journey that begins by simply obeying our Lord’s command to love those who live in our neighborhood!
How did this start?
In 2015, leaders from Oak Hills Church in San Antonio hosted a gathering of leaders from around the U.S. to talk about neighboring ministry. This gathering was called the Neighborhood Collective, and those who attended shared their successes, their failures, and their on-going experiments. There was a variety of different styles and methods expressed, but on one point, all could agree: Neighboring is a value that Christians and the Church must live out more literally.