Market Cities, People Cities: The Shape of Our Urban Future

How are modern cities changing, and what implications do those changes have for city inhabitants? What kinds of cities do people want to live in, and what cities do people want to create in the…

Neighborhood Project Planner

So you want to do a Good Neighbor project, but don't know where to start? Follow these steps and you'll have an event that leaves your neighbors asking for your next one.

100 Blocks 100 Churches Night Walks Chicago training manual

Night Walks Resource Guide

100 Blocks 100 Churches Night Walk Outreach will enable the process of actively reaching and winning lives for Christ while reducing shootings in the Austin area of Chicago by targeting youth, young…

Church Forsaken Jonathan Brooks

Church Forsaken: Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods

In Church Forsaken, Brooks challenges local churches to rediscover that loving our neighbors means loving our neighborhoods. Unpacking the themes of Jeremiah 29, he shows how Christians can be fully…

The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door

Drawing on the success of their own church campaign, two pastors help readers learn to value, respect, and care for the people who live in their neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Mapping Appendices

Download the Appendices of Neighborhood Mapping where you will find survey examples and best practices for listening to and learning from your community

Essential Mindset Shifts for Collective Impact

To be effective, collective impact must consider who is engaged, how they work together, and how progress happens.

Light in the Night Handbook: Programming for Peace

How Communities Can Transform Public Spaces to Prevent Violence

Chicago Neighborhood Prayer Guide

Informed by key passages in the Bible, the Chicago Neighborhood Prayer Guide is a resource to aid believers in seeking the welfare of the city through prayer. Listing the 77 communities (comprised of…

People’s Plan for Community Safety

The People’s Plan for Community Safety is a community-led initiative that unites Chicagoans from all walks of life to address historic disinvestment, work toward healing our communities and make all…

Neighborhood Mapping: How to Make Your Church Invaluable to the Community

Neighborhood Mapping by Dr. John Fuder is an engaging, practical tool available to assist workers in the field to better understand the communities they are involved with. It awakens the neighborhood…

Who Is My Neighbor?: Lessons Learned From a Man Left for Dead

An "expert in the law" once asked Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life--and his question initiated a very interesting conversation. The Law says to "love your neighbor as yourself," Jesus…

The Connected Community

Find out how to uncover the hidden talents, assets, and abilities in your neighborhood and bring them together to create a vibrant and joyful community. It takes a village!

District Leadership Map

Learn about your district and discover other stakeholders working for peace and healthy communities