The word became flesh and moved into the neighbourhood.
What we stand for
MoveIn is about copying Jesus’ example (Phil. 2:5-7) by literally moving in to the neighbourhood.
We are encouraging all young Christians to ask themselves to move where they move on purpose and to challenge their default motivations. It seems to have become the norm for Christians to move into a neighbourhood not because of the need or because of a calling to reach it, but because it is convenient and comfortable. Furthermore, neighbourhoods that are inconvenient or unsafe are avoided.
It is time for Christians to move into neighbourhoods because they are not safe – to move into neighbourhoods that are messy and have high crime rates, high poverty rates, low standards of living, and a disproportionate representation of Christ.
We are moving in because Christ did it first (Eph. 5:1).
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9
Jónatas & Inês
One of the joys of being moved in is getting in on what God's already doing in the lives of our neighbours. It's our privilege, as regular people, to follow Jesus and learn to love and serve through the challenges of our neighbourhood.
Sajmir & Irma
We have been 'moved in' for 4 years and chose to become a part of the lives of our neighbours, learning about and accepting all of our differences. One of the hardest things is the poverty here. How can we possibly respond to all the need?
I moved from El Salvador to Europe to live in an unreached neighbourhood with Movein. My deep desire is for more people to experience the love and grace of Jesus, as I did!
The Byle Family
A neighbour told us we should have never moved here. He said it's a hopeless place. But we have different eyes and see the potential in people that God has for them.
Prayer is our primary commitment. Each team prays together weekly.
We move right into the patch and are present in the lives of our neighbours. We desire more of God’s presence amongst us and in our communities.
the unreached, urban poor
We only move into high-density city “patches” among people who are poor and have never heard the Gospel.
Teams of regular people
We are regular people, not professional ministers. We have jobs or are students. We are accountable to regular Churches and move in as teams made up of two or more individuals, couples or families.
Making reproducing disciples
We make reproducing disciples. When neighbours come to Christ, we integrate them into existing local Churches or disciple them in patch-based Church plants to reach and disciple others.
It’s all about Christ (Colossians 1:15-20), who is triune (2 Corinthians 13:14) with the Father (Romans 11:36) and Spirit (John 15-17).
We desire to be poor in spirit (Matt. 5:3). Many of our values flow from this desire for brokenness: desperate dependence on God, teachability, flexibility, vulnerability, and humility. We ask: How can we love our neighbour as ourselves? (Mark 12:30-31)
All Christians have a role in God’s great plan (Matt. 28). Some are called to rely on the wider Body of Christ for their material needs; most are called to work for income. Our focus is to empower this majority whose work--like the apostle Paul’s tentmaking--is part of their calling (Acts 20:33-35).
We are relationship-oriented, not emphasizing programs. We guard our time for relationships with individuals and families (John 4). We believe that communities are transformed relationally (Acts 2:47).
Teaching & Obeying God’s Word
God speaks to us and to those who do not yet know him through his Word (Heb. 4:12). The Bible is our authority and primary tool for discipleship (2 Tim. 3:16-17)
The Wider Body of Christ
We need the wider Body of Christ. We are part of countless churches and are indebted to them; we depend on partnership; we seek out mentors. (1 Cor. 12:12-30)