The word became flesh and moved into the neighbourhood.

John 1:14

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

Prayer

Prayer is our primary commitment. Each team prays together weekly.

Presence

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.

Values