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Aspiring Congregations in Alabama

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Alabama Baptist Churches in Aspiring Communities

 

Alabama Baptist Aspiring Church Selector

GEOIDLATITUDELONGITUDEORGIDASSOCChurchSizeChurchGroupCHURCHNAMEADDRESSCITYSTZIPREGIONDISTRICTCOUNTYSITESCAPEUNREACHEDSITECMPIDCOMTYPE
100102050032.4752-86.4194472472Autauga201t400IntermediateGlynwood Baptist Church376 McQueen Smith Rd NPrattvilleAL36066-5557South Central12AutaugaMedium SuburbsMainlyNoIAH01Aspiring
105103110032.5048-86.371514613Elmore201t400IntermediateMillbrook Baptist Church3431 Browns RdMillbrookAL36054-2417South Central12ElmoreMedium SuburbsMainlyNoIAH02Aspiring
105103110032.5104-86.3754574443Elmore201t400IntermediateJourney Church435 Sheila BlvdPrattvilleAL36066South Central12ElmoreMedium SuburbsMainlyNoIAH02Aspiring
105103110032.5228-86.3649581280Autauga201t400IntermediateFresh Rain Family Worship Center2410 Wall StreetMillbrookAL36054South Central12ElmoreMedium SuburbsMainlyNoIAH02Aspiring
105103110032.5214-86.3357580256ElmoreNo DataNo DataIglesia Bautista Hispana Nuevo Hagar6385 Airport RoadElmoreAL36025South Central12ElmoreMedium SuburbsMainlyNoIAH02Aspiring
107300230633.5321-86.73473004Birmingham201t400IntermediateCrestway Baptist Church6400 Crestwood BlvdBirminghamAL35212-4212North Central11JeffersonLarge SuburbsMostYesIAH02Aspiring
107300230633.5286-86.7344584612BirminghamNo DataNo DataWalking on Water Christian ChurchThe Edge Movie TheatreBirminghamAL35212North Central11JeffersonLarge SuburbsMostYesIAH02Aspiring
107300450033.501043-86.798468541201Not Member201t400IntermediateKorean (Southside)1016 19th St SBirminghamAL35205North Central11JeffersonLarge SuburbsMostYesIAH04Aspiring
107300490133.4991-86.79683954Birmingham201t400IntermediateSouthside Baptist Church1016 19th St SBirminghamAL35205-4804North Central11JeffersonLarge SuburbsMostNoIAH04Aspiring
107300490133.4998-86.7939583635Not Member201t400IntermediateLiving Stones Temple2100 Highland Ave SBirminghamAL35205-4002North Central11JeffersonLarge SuburbsMostNoIAH04Aspiring
107300530233.5779-86.69563947Birmingham201t400IntermediateSouth Roebuck Baptist Church501 Mountain DrBirminghamAL35206-1635North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH04Aspiring
107300560033.5176-86.72783442Birmingham201t400IntermediateMcElwain Baptist Church4445 Montevallo Rd SBirminghamAL35213-1515North Central11JeffersonLarge SuburbsMostYesIAH02Aspiring
107300560033.5271-86.7236585691BirminghamNo DataNo DataWord of Faith Christian Baptist Church5326 South Oporto-Madrid BlvdBirminghamAL35210North Central11JeffersonLarge SuburbsMostYesIAH02Aspiring
107300590333.5871-86.68393079Birmingham201t400IntermediateEastside Baptist Church558 Gadsden HwyBirminghamAL35235-2445North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAL01Aspiring
107300590333.5986-86.69133327Birmingham201t400IntermediateHuffman Baptist Church700 Huffman RdBirminghamAL35215-7835North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAL01Aspiring
107300591033.6351-86.7271451955Birmingham201t400IntermediatePioneer Baptist Church4235 Pinson Valley PkwyBirminghamAL35215-4136North Central11JeffersonSmall CitiesSignificantNoIAL01Aspiring
107300591033.6322-86.7282535138Birmingham201t400IntermediateWinewood Baptist Christian Fellowship2974 Winewood RoadBirminghamAL35215-4198North Central11JeffersonSmall CitiesSignificantNoIAL01Aspiring
107301000233.4219-86.98371438Bessemer201t400IntermediateNorth Highlands Baptist Church4851 15th Street Rd.HueytownAL35023-3205North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH02Aspiring
107301000233.4387-86.99321552Bessemer201t400IntermediateVineland Park151 20th StHueytownAL35023-2701North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH02Aspiring
107301000233.4156-86.98831586Bessemer201t400IntermediateWest Highland Baptist Church4839 W Highlands Church RdBessemerAL35023-3755North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH02Aspiring
107301000233.4333-86.9817387902Bessemer201t400IntermediateHueytown Baptist Church3000 Dwaine AveHueytownAL35023-2840North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH02Aspiring
107301040233.3758-86.98941628Bessemer201t400IntermediateCrossway Baptist Church1080 9th Ave SWBessemerAL35022-4530North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH04Aspiring
107301070433.4673-86.78592865Birmingham201t400IntermediateFirst Baptist Church of Birmingham2209 Lakeshore DrHomewoodAL35209-6718North Central11JeffersonLarge SuburbsSignificantYesIAH04Aspiring
107301070633.4584-86.82223764Birmingham201t400IntermediateRaleigh Avenue Baptist Church309 Raleigh AveHomewoodAL35209-6550North Central11JeffersonLarge SuburbsSignificantYesIAH04Aspiring
107301070633.4606-86.8302580282BirminghamNo DataNo DataBranch Life ChurchVulcan ParkBirminghamAL35209North Central11JeffersonLarge SuburbsSignificantYesIAH04Aspiring
107301080333.5194-86.7153575490BirminghamNo DataNo DataChrist for the Nations1344 Stonehedge DriveBirminghamAL35235North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsSignificantYesIAL01Aspiring
107301170333.6445-86.81083075Birmingham201t400IntermediateEast Gardendale Baptist Church360 Tarrant RdGardendaleAL35071North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsMainlyNoIAH02Aspiring
107301170333.6479-86.81373210North Jefferson201t400IntermediateGardendale First Baptist Church316 Mountain Crest ParkwayGardendaleAL35071-2641North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsMainlyNoIAH02Aspiring
107301170333.6577-86.819720289North Jefferson201t400IntermediateCentral Gardendale4650 Newfound RdMt OliveAL35117North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsMainlyNoIAH02Aspiring
107301170533.6366-86.78873145Birmingham201t400IntermediateFellowship Baptist Church3228 Teresa DrBirminghamAL35217-1072North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsMainlyNoIAH02Aspiring
107301170533.6875-86.804820297North Jefferson201t400IntermediateGlenn's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Inc.778 Glenn Chapel RdGardendaleAL35071-2152North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsMainlyNoIAH02Aspiring
107301170533.637-86.797420438North Jefferson201t400IntermediatePineywood Baptist Church498 Pineywood RdGardendaleAL35071-2933North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsMainlyNoIAH02Aspiring
107301200133.6077-86.888720453North Jefferson201t400IntermediateRepublic Missionary Baptist Church1552 Republic RoadBirminghamAL35214North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH04Aspiring
107301200133.6273-86.910520487North Jefferson201t400IntermediateSharon Heights Baptist Church520 Bivens Brookside RdBirminghamAL35214-1051North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH04Aspiring
107301200233.6033-86.80013202Birmingham201t400IntermediateFultondale First Baptist Church409 Main StFultondaleAL35068North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsMainlyNoIAL01Aspiring
107301200233.6046-86.82494093Birmingham201t400IntermediateWalkers Chapel Baptist Church1525 Briscoe StFultondaleAL35068-1411North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsMainlyNoIAL01Aspiring
107301200233.6123-86.78320172North Jefferson201t400IntermediateBlack Creek504 Black Creek RdBirminghamAL35217-1102North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsMainlyNoIAL01Aspiring
107301200233.6145-86.80620271North Jefferson201t400IntermediateFulton Springs2217 Fulton RdFultondaleAL35068-1614North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsMainlyNoIAL01Aspiring
107301200233.596301-86.818806586512BirminghamNo DataNo DataIntegrity Church578 Overlook RoadFultondaleAL35068North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsMainlyNoIAL01Aspiring
107301240233.5462-86.90043871Birmingham201t400IntermediateFirst Baptist Church of Sandusky1125 Haven DrBirminghamAL35214-3501North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH04Aspiring
107301240233.5557-86.8924446963Birmingham201t400IntermediateTrue Life Missionary Baptist Church275 Chickasaw DrBirminghamAL35214-3681North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH04Aspiring
107301280233.4665-86.73122907Birmingham201t400IntermediateCahaba Heights Baptist Church3800 Crosshaven DrBirminghamAL35243-5322North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsMostNoIAH04Aspiring
107301280233.4559-86.73983681Birmingham201t400IntermediatePhiladelphia Baptist Church3001 Pump House RdBirminghamAL35243-1847North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsMostNoIAH04Aspiring
107301280333.4768-86.7149377804Birmingham201t400IntermediateBrookwood Baptist Church3449 Overton RdMountain BrookAL35223-2130North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsMostNoIAH02Aspiring
107301290733.4092-86.76373400Birmingham201t400IntermediateLakeside Baptist Church2865 Old Rocky Ridge RdBirminghamAL35243-2915North Central11JeffersonLarge SuburbsSignificantYesIAH02Aspiring
107301291533.4264-86.80933200Birmingham201t400IntermediateFullness Christian Fellowship2575 Columbiana RdBirminghamAL35216-2511North Central11JeffersonLarge SuburbsSignificantNoIAH02Aspiring
107301291533.4395-86.80733897Birmingham201t400IntermediateShades Mountain Baptist Church2017 Columbiana RdVestavia HillsAL35216-2117North Central11JeffersonLarge SuburbsSignificantNoIAH02Aspiring
107301291533.4392-86.8078576464Birmingham201t400IntermediateIglesia Cristiana Agape1380 Montgomery HwyVestavia HillsAL35216North Central11JeffersonLarge SuburbsSignificantNoIAH02Aspiring
107301430233.4216-86.89241461Bessemer201t400IntermediatePleasant Valley1765 Dotson DrBessemerAL35022-3872North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsSignificantYesIAL01Aspiring
107301430233.3723-86.92081503Bessemer201t400IntermediateShady Grove4644 Laceys Chapel Loop RdBessemerAL35022-4046North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsSignificantYesIAL01Aspiring
107301430233.4051-86.87173905Birmingham201t400IntermediateFirst Baptist Church of Shannon206 Paden AveBessemerAL35022-3848North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsSignificantYesIAL01Aspiring
107301440433.4372-86.8091574931Not Member201t400IntermediateGrace Covenant Baptist Church2565 Rocky Ridge RoadVestavia HillsAL35243North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsSignificant2IAH02Aspiring
107301440433.428609-86.819432576531Shelby201t400IntermediateClearwater Community Church2250 Blue Ridge BlvdBirminghamAL35226North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsSignificant2IAH02Aspiring
107301440533.4271-86.81962832Birmingham201t400IntermediateBerney Points Baptist Church2250 Blue Ridge BlvdHooverAL35226-3134North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsSignificantYesIAH03Aspiring
107301440933.388-86.82273277Birmingham201t400IntermediateGreen Valley Baptist Church1815 Patton Chapel RdHooverAL35226-3351North Central11JeffersonLarge SuburbsSignificantNoIAH04Aspiring
108104200232.5191-85.029224273Russell201t400IntermediateBethany Baptist Church2051 Pierce RoadPhenix CityAL36867South Central4RussellMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH02Aspiring
108104200232.5143-85.0385578753Not Member201t400IntermediateJesus First Home Church3018 Thornberry CirPhenix CityAL36867-7106South Central4RussellMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH02Aspiring
108900090134.756-86.551219000Madison201t400IntermediateOak Park2105 Cloys Ave NEHuntsvilleAL35811-2302Northern1MadisonMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH02Aspiring
108900090234.7482-86.56319133Madison201t400IntermediateEast Huntsville808 Maysville Rd NEHuntsvilleAL35801-1743Northern1MadisonMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH04Aspiring
108900140234.7159-86.668419059Madison201t400IntermediateSherwood6600 Old Madison Pike NWHuntsvilleAL35806-2118Northern1MadisonMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH03Aspiring
108900200034.7199-86.588718796Madison201t400IntermediateHuntsville First Baptist Church600 Governors Dr SWHuntsvilleAL35801-5178Northern1MadisonLarge SuburbsSignificantNoIAH04Aspiring
108900260034.6746-86.56819174Madison201t400IntermediateWhitesburg Baptist Church6806 Whitesburg Dr SHuntsvilleAL35802-2250Northern1MadisonMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH02Aspiring
108901050234.8348-86.703318986Madison201t400IntermediatePineview Baptist Church5614 Highway 53HarvestAL35749-8555Northern1MadisonMedium SuburbsSignificantYesIAH04Aspiring
108901062234.7481-86.6467421099Madison201t400IntermediateWoodland Hill Baptist Church1705 Sparkman Dr NWHuntsvilleAL35816-1117Northern1MadisonMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAL01Aspiring
109700020030.6866-88.05220875Not Member201t400IntermediateMobile First806 Government StMobileAL36602-1102Gulf Coast7MobileMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH04Aspiring
109700200030.6318-88.10521170Mobile201t400IntermediateNavco Baptist Church1709 Navco RdMobileAL36605-2805Gulf Coast7MobileMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH04Aspiring
109700250130.6861-88.091820800MobileNo DataNo DataProvidence2155 Dauphin StMobileAL36606-1913Gulf Coast7MobileLarge SuburbsSignificant2IAH04Aspiring
109700300030.6293-88.133321238Mobile201t400IntermediateAzalea4050 Halls Mill RdMobileAL36693-5612Gulf Coast7MobileLarge SuburbsSignificantNoIAH04Aspiring
109700300030.6489-88.123921501Mobile201t400IntermediateGovernment Street3401 Government BlvdMobileAL36693-4301Gulf Coast7MobileLarge SuburbsSignificantNoIAH04Aspiring
109700300030.649994-88.125832584542Not MemberNo DataNo DataNew Life Vietnamese Baptist Church3401 Government BlvdMobileAL36693Gulf Coast7MobileLarge SuburbsSignificantNoIAH04Aspiring
109700310030.6497-88.156120719Mobile201t400IntermediateCottage Hill4255 Cottage Hill RdMobileAL36609-4216Gulf Coast7MobileLarge SuburbsSignificantYesIAH02Aspiring
109700310030.6564-88.1249583896MobileNo DataNo DataPavilion of Praise Baptist Church1770 W I65 Service Rd SMobileAL36693-5103Gulf Coast7MobileLarge SuburbsSignificantYesIAH02Aspiring
109700320330.673724-88.163285569895Not MemberNo DataNo DataAzalea City Fellowship274 Jackson DriveMobileAL36609Gulf Coast7MobileLarge SuburbsSignificantYesIAH04Aspiring
109700330130.6857-88.12820784Mobile201t400IntermediateDauphin Way Baptist Church3661 Dauphin StMobileAL36608-1210Gulf Coast7MobileLarge SuburbsSignificantYesIAH04Aspiring
109700340730.7528-88.214820727Mobile201t400IntermediateCrawford3000 Sun Valley DrMobileAL36618-4104Gulf Coast7MobileMedium SuburbsMainlyNoIAL01Aspiring
109700360830.7111-88.171320818Mobile201t400IntermediateEmmanuel Baptist Church5601 Zeigler BlvdMobileAL36608-4339Gulf Coast7MobileMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH04Aspiring
109700370330.6634-88.1908450478Mobile201t400IntermediateInternational Baptist Church5651 Cottage Hill RdMobileAL36609Gulf Coast7MobileLarge SuburbsSignificantYesIAH04Aspiring
109700370430.6758-88.174720990Mobile201t400IntermediateAirport Boulevard Baptist Church6301 Airport BlvdMobileAL36608-3131Gulf Coast7MobileLarge SuburbsSignificantYesIAH02Aspiring
109700370530.644076-88.207829584037Not MemberNo DataNo DataThe Vineyard2200 Cody Rd SMobileAL36695Gulf Coast7MobileLarge SuburbsSignificantYesIAH02Aspiring
109700370930.6362-88.1908574182Mobile201t400IntermediateAnchor of Hope Community7910 Crary Station RoadSemmesAL36575Gulf Coast7MobileMedium SuburbsSignificantYesIAH02Aspiring
109700640430.647407-88.22452583138Not Member201t400IntermediateWest Mobile Bible Fellowship2098 Schillinger Rd S Ste 3MobileAL36695Gulf Coast7MobileMedium SuburbsMainlyNoIAH01Aspiring
109700640430.642121-88.24971586088Not MemberNo DataNo DataRelevant Church of Mobile900 Schillingers RdMobileAL36695Gulf Coast7MobileMedium SuburbsMainlyNoIAH01Aspiring
109700640530.6829-88.218465203Mobile201t400IntermediateWest Mobile7501 Airport BlvdMobileAL36608-5001Gulf Coast7MobileMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH01Aspiring
109700640530.6423-88.2084564813Mobile201t400IntermediateDayspring Baptist Church2200 Cody Rd SMobileAL36695-3071Gulf Coast7MobileMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH01Aspiring
110100140032.3515-86.297321634Montgomery201t400IntermediateCloverdale Baptist Church608 E Fairview AveMontgomeryAL36106-1814South Central12MontgomeryLarge SuburbsSignificantNoIAH04Aspiring
110100180032.3876-86.267421824Montgomery201t400IntermediateMorningview Baptist Church125 Calhoun RdMontgomeryAL36109-2043South Central12MontgomeryLarge SuburbsSignificantNoIAH04Aspiring
110100190032.3864-86.24821667Montgomery201t400IntermediateDalraida3838 Wares Ferry RdMontgomeryAL36109-2857South Central12MontgomeryLarge SuburbsSignificantNoIAH04Aspiring
110100200032.3373-86.263415729Montgomery201t400IntermediateMcGehee Road2877 McGehee RdMontgomeryAL36111-2145South Central12MontgomeryLarge SuburbsSignificantNoIAH04Aspiring
110100270032.3816-86.228321949Montgomery201t400IntermediateEastmont Baptist Church4505 Atlanta HwyMontgomeryAL36109-3104South Central12MontgomeryLarge SuburbsSignificantNoIAH04Aspiring
110100330132.3523-86.243921626Montgomery201t400IntermediateHeritage Baptist Church1849 Perry Hill RdMontgomeryAL36106-2740South Central12MontgomeryLarge SuburbsSignificantYesIAH04Aspiring
110100330132.362144-86.270907584549Montgomery201t400IntermediateVenture Church1551 E Ann StMontgomeryAL36107South Central12MontgomeryLarge SuburbsSignificantYesIAH04Aspiring
110100330232.360439-86.215106586703MontgomeryNo DataNo DataEngaged Christian Church1200 Eastern BlvdMontgomeryAL31667South Central12MontgomeryLarge SuburbsSignificantNoIAL01Aspiring
110100510132.453-86.214721576Montgomery201t400IntermediateBridgeview Baptist Church1460 Anderson RdMontgomeryAL36110-2747South Central12MontgomeryMedium SuburbsMainlyNoIAL01Aspiring
110100560532.3361-86.1988435313Montgomery201t400IntermediateGateway Baptist Church3300 Bell RdMontgomeryAL36116-1345South Central12MontgomeryRemote AreasMostNoIAL01Aspiring
111303040132.487-85.024924372Russell201t400IntermediateGolden Acres Baptist Church3405 S Railroad StPhenix CityAL36867-2961South Central4RussellMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH02Aspiring
111303040132.4956-85.01424554Russell201t400IntermediateSummerville3500 Summerville RdPhenix CityAL36867-2629South Central4RussellMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH02Aspiring
111303040232.5007-85.03424570Russell201t400IntermediateLakewood4011 Lakewood DrPhenix CityAL36867-2023South Central4RussellMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH04Aspiring
111303040232.503446-85.060608584304Not MemberNo DataNo DataFellowship Baptist Church4008 Opelika Rd.Phenix CityAL36870South Central4RussellMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH04Aspiring
111303050032.4784-85.053524265Russell201t400IntermediateAuburn Heights4207 Auburn RdPhenix CityAL36870-3497South Central4LeeMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH04Aspiring
111303050032.4754-85.031824323Russell201t400IntermediateCrawford Road Baptist Church2706 Hwy. 80 WPhenix CityAL36870-5212South Central4LeeMedium SuburbsSignificantNoIAH04Aspiring
111703030333.3846-86.7389575778Birmingham201t400IntermediatePeople's Church at Oak Mountain5486 Caldwell Mill RdBirminghamAL35242North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsSignificantYesIAH02Aspiring
111703031433.3547-86.8027461442Shelby201t400IntermediateRiverchase Baptist Church2020 Crossvine RdBirminghamAL35244-1512North Central11JeffersonMedium SuburbsSignificantYesIAH04Aspiring
111703060833.1545-86.755825759Shelby201t400IntermediateConcord Baptist Church11215 Highway 22CaleraAL35040-4964North Central11ShelbyMedium SuburbsMainlyNoIAH04Aspiring
GEOIDLATITUDELONGITUDEORGIDASSOCChurchSizeChurchGroupCHURCHNAMEADDRESSCITYSTZIPREGIONDISTRICTCOUNTYSITESCAPEUNREACHEDSITECMPIDCOMTYPE


Selected Aspiring Community Ministry Resources

 
One church, many congregations
by J. Timothy Ahlen and J. V. Thomas

The Key Church strategy recognizes cultural diversity in North America and presents the Christian message in a way that respects and communicates the indigenous concerns of different cultural groups. At the heart of the “key church strategy” is the belief that a church can be comprised of many congregations, meeting separately yet ministering together, in a variety of different settings—a strategy that has been adopted by 300 churches in 27 states. In the Foreword, Lyle E. Schaller calls it “one of the most innovative, practical, and effective approaches to outreach ministries I have encountered in nearly four decades of working with congregations.”

 
Missional Small Groups: Becoming a Community That Makes a Difference in the World
by M. Scott Boren

Small groups are a great place to connect with other churchgoers, but many wonder, is this all there is? Is sitting in a living room, talking about a book or watching a video the extent of what we can do together? Isn't being a Christian community about something more than this? Pastor and author Scott Boren thinks so. In this latest release from missional thinktank Allelon, Boren gives leaders and members of small groups the tools they need to make an impact on their communities. Beginning with…

 
Leading Missional Communities
by MIke Breen

Missional Communities (MCs) are a hot topic right now in the church, and many are excited about the potential of MCs to be a vehicle that allows the church to better live out its mission in the world. But if we embrace and implement MCs merely as a new program, they won’t live up to their potential and we’ll be on to the next hot topic in a few months. MCs are helpful only if we use them as a vehicle that allows us to point ourselves towards a much deeper issue: how we can learn to live our eve…

 
Multihousing Congregations: how to start and grow Christian congregations in multihousing communities
Multihousing Congregations: how to start and grow Christian congregations in multihousing communities
by Bunch, David T.; Harvey Kneisel; Barbara Oden

The classic book on the subject published by the Home Mission Board, SBC in 1993.

 
Jump-Starting Your Apartment Ministry
by Ronnie L. Cox, South Carolina Baptist Convention

You are exploring something new. That is threatening, so I commend you for thinking radically. That is what Jesus led disciples to do. The situation has changed. The neighborhood is not like it was thirty years ago. America is not a Christian nation. There is no longer a churched culture from which to draw people to Christ. It is hard work. It takes much more than theatrics and visitation to lead people to Christ. In this culture, the Christian leader either feels like a failure or like a success. There is grave danger in both. We are desperate. We are struggling with how to reach our communities. There are evangelism strategies and plans. That may not be the problem. The real problem is that our towns do not look like they did. People live in different arrangements. Apartment living has become the arrangement of choice for many of our people. Students live in off campus housing, while senior adults are downsizing to patio home communities. Young professionals on the go don’t want to fix things or manicure lawns. Instead, they are looking for living arrangements that fit their lifestyles. The apartment offers what they want; no matter that they are not building equity. In our cities, over 50% of our people live in some form of multihousing community. Only 4% have any Christian connection.

 
Cultivating Missional Communities
by Inagrace T. Dietterich

Discusses cultivating a community of moral witness, "the way," forgiveness, God's new age; gratitude and generosity, giftedness, discernment, and worship.

 
Clusters: Creative Mid-sized Missional Communities
by Bob Hopkins & Mike Breen

Clusters: Creative Mid-sized Missional Communities explores the principles, history and implementation of clusters/mid-sized communities, which are currently forming a growing movement within the church, releasing ordained and lay leaders alike into their missionary calling and rediscovering the dynamics of biblical missionary congregation.

 
Thin Places: Six Postures for Creating and Practicing Missional Community
by Jon Huckins, Rob Yackley

The phrase thin place comes from Celtic Christianity and is used to describe locations where heaven and earth are thinly separated. Thin Places expands on this idea and offers a much needed curriculum for people both within and outside of the institutional church to initiate missional community and practice. Thin Places seeks to take your community through postures and practices that help form apprentices of Jesus.

 
The Postmodern Parish
by Jim Kitchens

"Many of us who are pastors of local mainline churches have long felt that something is amiss in the life of our congregations. It's hard for us to name exactly what is wrong, but occasionally we are aware of a nagging sense that something is just not working any more. . . . Our best efforts at ministry feel like they're about a half beat behind some new pulse beginning to course through the culture," writes author Jim Kitchens. Congregational leaders who recognize Kitchens' description of congr…

 
College Ministry in a Post-Christian Culture
by Stephen Lutz

Today s college students are in the midst ofa seismic shift. They are balancing dramaticchanges in their own lives while dealing withuncertainties in a world around them. In aculture that is no longer predominantlyChristian, college ministry workers can nolonger assume the students on their campuseshave a basic understanding of Christ or hisChurch.In College Ministry in a Post-Christian Culture,Stephen Lutz translates missional theology tothe practice of college ministry ministry as aproactive m…

 
The Mission Arlington Story
by Erma Holt Mathis

Mission Arlington Story-- . . . Read the beginning of the most Successful Inner-City Missions Enterprise in Evangelical Church Life . . . An expression of the collective imagination of Christian men and women!

 
Missional Communities: The Rise of the Post-Congregational Church
by Reggie McNeal

The third book in the trilogy that explores the popular missional movementFrom Reggie McNeal, the bestselling author of The Present Future and Missional Renaissance, comes the third book in the series that helps to define and illuminate the popular missional movement. This newest book in the trilogy examines a natural outgrowth of the move toward a missional orientation: the deconstruction of congregations into very small Christian communities. For all those thousands of churches and leaders who…

 
Epoch Multihousing M-Pact
by North American Mission Board / Southern Baptists of Texas

God is at work in the multihousing world. Owners and managers have put out the welcome mats for people who want to minister in their communities. People groups from all over the world are moving into multihousing. For many middle and upper income people, multihousing is becoming the preferred choice for housing because of shared amenities, community life, and price. In low income communities, people are crying out for someone to come and help them. As a follower of Christ, you have the opportunity to join God as He works to impact people who live in multihousing with the gospel. The vast number of people who live in multihousing may make it seem like an impossible assignment. Nevertheless, Jesus commands us to go to them. God is the Master of doing the impossible by using ordinary people to do extraordinary things!

 
Multihousing Ministry & Church Planting Training
by Barbara Oden; Dallas Baptist Association

Multihousing Ministry/Church Planting has come along way from the work begun in the 1980s. Onsite property managers knew very little about our work and had very little trust at that time. Churches also knew very little about how to manage to get onsite to be able to minister to the residents. The separation of church and state created a problem to both entities. As time went on, more and more multihousing personnel saw what a wonderful asset it was to have a good moral “Activities/Chaplaincy Group” ministering onsite. As conditions on properties improved and as fewer and fewer problems arose, managers began to spread the word that to work with Southern Baptists was a positive move. Twenty years later, we have ministry and church sites all over the country and hundreds of thousands of residents have been led to the Lord and discipled. Congregations have sprung up on properties remaining there for years and years. Sometimes the congregation changes in ethnic population, but the Christian presence stays strong. Maybe you have determined that your church or your association wants to reach out to this unreached people group which is one of the largest in our nation. Hopefully this training booklet will give you a place to begin. There is much more to say than these few pages permit but much of what is learned or taught is through OJT(On the job training). This booklet will give some practical steps.

 
The House Church Book
by Wolfgang Simson, George Barna (Foreword)

In a world where the church is being ignored, it is time to bring the church to the people, and not the people to the church, says researcher and church strategy consultant Wolfgang Simson. His book Houses that Change the World (originally published in the UK) is widely recognized as a classic of the house church movement. Now revised as The House Church Book, this definitive work offers a comprehensive understanding of the past, present, and future of the house church movement --and the vital role of "ordinary" people in saturating the world with God's truth.