This is kind of similar to our “Downtown Grace” group — I think. Neighborhood Connection Groups comes from Markus Watson at Stretchy Church. He writes:
At my church we came up with something called “Neighborhood Connection Groups.” Their purpose was to cultivate an environment where we could discern together what God was up to in our neighborhood, in our church, and in our own lives, so that, ultimately, we would become the church God wanted us to be for our neighbors in this time and in this place.
Neighborhood Connection Groups work because they send church folks out into the neighborhood. Then they come back together to share what they experienced in the neighborhood. Then they go back into the neighborhood again.
And then we do it again. And again…
Out to neighborhood. Share what God’s up to. Out to neighborhood. Share what God’s up to. Out to neighborhood. Share what God’s up to. I can feel the rhythm of this.