Neighborhood Collective San Antonio
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.
In 2016, leaders from around the country came to Longmont, Colorado in February to continue to encourage each other in neighboring. The Neighborhood Collective continued to grow as more likeminded leaders found God at work in a variety of ways in the neighboring movement. We even hosted our first one-day Neighborhood Collective in May with over 50 leaders in Reseda, California, as the movement continued to expand.
In 2017, we will return to Oak Hills Church in San Antonio to share best practices, learn from each other, network with likeminded people, and hear more about ongoing progress in this movement. This time of encouragement is intended as a time to explore, encourage, learn, and keep the fires burning for what God will do in neighborhoods all over our country in the months and years to come. We hope you’ll plan to attend, and bring a team with you!