John 1:14 (MSG)
The Word became flesh and blood,
and moved into the neighborhood.
We saw the glory with our own eyes,
the one-of-a-kind glory,
like Father, like Son,
Generous inside and out,
true from start to finish.
We are an alternative spiritual community that is an inclusive, multiethnic, people of color led network of house churches called city villages. The Gospel of John says that God put on flesh and moved into the neighborhood (Jn 1:14, MSG). There is no divide between the sacred, secular, profane, and ordinary. God connects all things and people. We seek to be a church that lives this incarnational reality by doing justice, loving mercy and walking humbly in everyday life, with our city villages, in homes, coffee shops, bars, the outdoors, the streets - in our neighborhoods. We are looking for people who hunger for this lifestyle to directly participate in helping us build these city villages, one at a time.
We welcome people from diverse backgrounds that are searching for spiritual community, who have struggled to find it in mainstream spaces of the church and society. Our desire is to create spaces of revolutionary love and spirituality to heal what causes hate, greed, and exclusion; and to build up communities which center the flourishing of people on the edges of the church and society.
We value a diversity of faith expressions, including those who are seeking and unsure of faith. The Good Neighbor Movement is a new church start affiliated with the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. We are also linked to and shaped by other national networks such as: Christian Community Development Association, V3 Church Planting Movement, Faith-Rooted Organizing UnNetwork, Parish Collective, and Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival.