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The Connection: growing in this life together

The Neighboring Life, by definition, is a life of connection. The source is our connection with our Creator, which flows through us and cascades out to those around us–our family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. Each household can be a well, a place where the deeper, richer, new-creation life is found and shared. Another dimension of learning the Jesus way is that we learn together, we learn from each other. Learning and living were never designed to be done alone. “There is no formation without repetition.” -Jon Tyson. So we share what we experience, we grow from what share, and the ripples spiral outward to extend the reach of this new-creation life.

As we close the human connection gap that exists in our neighborhoods, we discover that the word neighbor that we used to think was only a noun, is better suited in our vocabulary as a verb.

And as we connect, as we neighbor, we discover the long-term benefits. Our deeper human connections:

  • Become sources of comfort and belonging.
  • Unearth some amazing stories
  • Raise the quality of our relationships
  • Nurture a deeper sense of community
  • Improve our mood
  • Lead to happiness and well-being
Read: Why We Should Talk To Strangers More

[Neighbor| noun person who lives close by, bystander

Neighbor| verb stand with another thereby closing the human connection gap, blessing, giving mercy—being blessed and receiving mercy, befriend ]

What keeps us from neighboring?

It could be as simple as thinking that people won’t like us, and that we won’t like them?

We call this phenomenon the “human connection gap” and we’re here to close it.

“it’s fundamentally dehumanizing to be surrounded by people and then never interact and engage with them.”

Every time I choose to not neighbor, I lose an opportunity to be human. And it is also dehumanizing to my neighbor.

We desire to be a part of a movement of people who choose to neighbor well, to love well, to listen well, because we have discovered how important it is for healthy and vibrant neighborhoods to treat one another as humans, not obstacles or objects.

Imagine our neighborhoods where every person said: “Yes! I belong here!”