Good Neighbor Movement Offers Practical Steps to Engage with Your Community
By Bryan Tener
Are you looking to engage your community but don’t know where to start?
Congregations that want to discover new ways of engaging their communities through deepening their discipleship and offering the gift of relationship within their neighborhoods can look to the Good Neighbor Experiment. The movement, which began in Wichita, Kansas, offers a nine-month training program that provides actionable and practical steps to learning more about neighbors, building relationships, and pursuing spiritual growth. The Neighboring Movement seeks to inspire connection and build trust while using the tools of asset-based community development, partnered with spiritual formation.
Churches that enter this network have the opportunity to experience learning through workshops with other churches throughout the nine months as well as on their own as a team. Through the lens of abundance, joy, and relationship, the opportunity for transformative change is offered for both participants and the community. Along with the training and curriculum are worship and sermon series preparation and outlines, as well as Sunday school lessons that will help the whole church learn and grow.
If you and your congregation want to partner with God but are feeling challenged in how to live that out, the Good Neighbor Experiment is worth considering. Click here to learn more about the Good Neighbor Experiment. The website offers ideas, tools, and insights that can help you begin right away. You may also join the movement and enter into a training cohort.
If you have any questions, contact Bryan Tener at [email protected].