Specific Neighborhood Focus
In order to see whole life, whole family, and whole community transformation we are focusing our energy, time and resources on a defined community: The English Ave neighborhood.
It is our goal to be the presence of Christ in ways that can be tangibly known and felt often by individuals and partners within our community. We strive to live in our neighborhood, play in our neighborhood, and serve in our neighborhood. Through this we build meaningful, life-changing relationships. Through this people in our community feel our presences. Through this people in our community come to know and be transformed by Christ.
The realization of community transformation will only happen if many people join together and partner towards those ends. We seek to link arms with and partner together with others who care about some aspect of our community’s transformation. This includes a wide variety of organizations such as churches, schools; a community garden, affordable housing group, daycare, etc.
Assets Based Community Development
Our neighborhood is already full of people with lots of assets and resources. We seek to add our assets to the assets that already exist in the community – finding our solutions from and building on the great things already in the neighborhood.
It is our desire that those growing up in our neighborhood would not see their options as merely settling for what already exists nor escaping what exists. Rather we desire to love, equip, and empower the younger generation towards a vision of being leaders who stay and transform their community as they live the truth of the gospel in their homes, the church, the neighborhood, and the marketplace.