Christ Church Neighborhood Networks - Connecting With Each Other
At Christ Church, we take seriously our sense of responsibility to care for one another - in good times and bad. We have devoted a great deal of time, effort, and mindfulness towards creating a diverse set of resources and data to make certain we can reach everyone in our parish and thus be truly responsive. In addition to preparing for our own family's needs, we can also become aware of our parish neighbors and provide support to each other, in ways both big and small. Sharing time together in good times lays the foundation for being there for each other in bad times, too.
The neighborhood network is a structure for neighbors helping neighbors. Geographical areas ('neighborhoods') have designated coordinators, or 'captains,' to lead people in responding to needs.
There are 5 types of needs we hope to fill:
- Welcoming newcomers
- Getting to know fellow church members
- Pastoral care - helping neighbors in need
- Emergency/disaster preparedness and response
- Friendship evangelism - reaching out to neighbors who may not have a church family and inviting them