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 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, 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 were a variety of different styles and methods expressed, but on one point, all could agree: Neighboring is a value Christians and the Church must live out more literally.
What’s the Neighborhood Collective gathering in San Antonio in February?
The February gathering is a two-day event that will bring together leaders and practitioners of the neighboring movement with those interested in learning more. This is a gathering, not a conference, and our intention is to facilitate and stimulate the exchange of experiences and ideas among all those in attendance.
Where and when will the gathering take place in 2017?
The Neighborhood Collective will gather on Monday, February 27, through Tuesday, February 28, at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio.
Registration will begin at 12:30 PM on the 27th, with our opening session starting promptly at 1:00 PM. Tuesday runs from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM with lunch served at noon.
Who will be speaking?
Though we will hear from a few well-known practitioners, our chief desire is to facilitate conversation among those who attend. There are no experts in the field, only those who may have entered the field at an earlier date than others. And we are pleased to announce that some of those who adopted the neighboring ministry model early in the game will be speaking at our gathering. Click here to see a current list of speakers.
What is the cost?
Current rate is $99.00. (There is a discount for church planters. Contact us.) You can register here.
What if my organization wants to be a sponsor?
To find out more about being a sponsor, click here.
What if I’m coming from out of town?
For those of you flying into San Antonio, we suggest you stay at the Drury Inn North. Use the Oak Hills Corporate Discount code: 304865
* Drury Inn and Suites: 15806 IH 10 West San Antonio, Texas, 78249
Monday, February 27, 2017
1:00 – 5:00 Afternoon Sessions
5:00 Evening Free
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:00 – Noon Morning Sessions
Noon – 1:00 Lunch Provided
1:00 – 4:45 Afternoon Sessions
Registration is being managed by Oak Hills Church. When you click the registration, it will take you to an Oak Hills Church registration page.