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NEIGHBORHOOD TRANSFORMATION Transformation Is A permanent change in people’s attitude, belief and behavior in all areas of their life (physical, spiritual, emotional, social) who then facilitate the same changes in others who change their neighborhood from the inside out.

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transformation is
Transformation Is

A permanent change in people’s attitude, belief and behavior in all areas of their life (physical, spiritual, emotional, social) who then facilitate the same changes in others who change their neighborhood from the inside out.

what s needed for transformation

Loving Others




To Be Needed




Role in Society



Life in Boundaries



Relationship with God










Obeying God


Spiritual Education

Clean Water

Growing with God

Medical Care




Preventing Disease

What’s Needed for Transformation

Vision For The City

See a city transformed, neighborhood by neighborhood, in all areas of life. Neighborhoods are networked together so eventually the city is transformed as a whole.

neighborhood based
Neighborhood Based
  • A Neighborhood is:
    • Small in geographic size
    • Built around an elementary school or
    • A Census Track in US Census terms

(Census ZIP Code is too large)

    • Many time 10 to 12 square blocks in size
    • Most cities have established neighborhoods set by the city government and historical precedence.
observed needs of the urban poor
Observed Needs Of The Urban Poor
  • Alcohol and drug dependency
  • Spousal and child abuse
  • Poverty
  • No or sub-standard jobs
  • Single moms on welfare
  • Poor living conditions
but there are many assets also
But There Are Many Assets Also
  • There are many assets found in people living in the neighborhood as well as local associations and networks already functioning in the neighborhood.
  • They are waiting to be used.
  • Its reinstituting neighbor helping neighbor
ministry approach
Ministry Approach
  • A multi-faceted,neighborhood-based, development strategy that deals with the WHOLE person in urban under resourced neighborhood which builds on their assets.
what neighborhood transformation is built on
What Neighborhood Transformation Is Built On
  • Identifying and utilizing the assets already found in the neighborhood.
  • Mobilizing individuals, associations and institutions. to come together to build on their assets and not concentrate on their needs.
  • Reawakens neighbor helping neighbor instead of being dependent on professionals.
finding assets in your neighborhood
Finding Assets In Your Neighborhood

Individual Skills And Abilities

Identify skills and assets of individuals and what they are willing to share.


Identify what informal groups are involved in the neighborhood already.


Identify formal organizations; government, for- profit and non-profit organizations.

mobilizing a neighborhood
Mobilizing a Neighborhood

After Finding Assets in The Neighborhood

  • Connect individuals to others and

groups to use their skills and abilities.

  • Build relationships among associations

for common goals of neighborhood transformation built on assets.

  • Form broadly based collaborative committed to further mobilizing existing assets for good of the neighborhood.
ways to help a neighborhood
Ways to Help a Neighborhood
  • Relief Ministries - Provides temporary assistance without addressing long term needs nor using assets found in the neighborhood.
  • Betterment Ministries - Tend to create short term positive, caring beneficial environments and relationships that offer participants respite or positive experiences.
  • Development Ministries - Focus on measured changes in knowledge, skills abilities or conditions of the participants
how urban settings are different then rural settings for che
How Urban Settings Are Different Then Rural Settings for CHE
  • People come from all over
  • Few people know each other in the neighborhood
  • Sense of isolation
  • No sense of community or unity
  • Hold very few things in common.
  • Professionals do everything for poor
neighborhood transformation is committed to
Neighborhood Transformation Is Committed To
  • Partnering with groups already in the neighborhood.
  • Promoting self-help within the neighborhood, not providing services to the neighborhood.
  • Finding local leadership, training them how to solve their needs with people in their area and releasing them to do it.
  • Discovering and using

local resources found in

their neighborhood.

training facilitation team
Training/Facilitation Team
  • Initiates the program and creates awareness in the neighborhood.
  • Begins the process by identifying individual

assets and skills and associations within the neighborhood.

  • Made up of a group of people with different skills and background equipped how to help the neighborhood.
  • Trains the Committee and

Neighborhood Mobilizers.

training of the facilitation team
Training of the Facilitation Team

Either of Three Ways

  • Seven Saturdays spread over 24 months
  • Three weekends spread over 24 months
  • One five day Intensive training
  • Local people chosen by their neighbors to lead and manage the work.
  • A group representing different segments of the area.
  • Trained by the Training Team to be a good functioning committee.
  • Initial 18 hour training then

on-going as needed.

neighborhood agents of change
Neighborhood Agents of Change
  • Volunteers who have a heart to see their area changed physically, spiritually, emotionally and socially.
  • Trained by the facilitation team on the identified priority needs of that area.
  • Who Put into practice what they have learned.
  • Share what they have learned regularly with 10 to 15 of their neighbors.
expectations for ministry
Expectations For Ministry
  • Transformed neighborhoods from the inside.
  • People know neighbors and helping each other.
  • People knowing and growing in Christ.
  • People taking responsibility for their own lives.
  • Healthy growing churches.
  • Improvement in employment and living conditions.
  • Reduction in disease, crime, drug and alcohol addiction.
  • Neighborhoods throughout city using the urban ministry networked together to learn from and encourage each other.

PO Box 576645

Modesto CA 95357