“Necessity is the mother of invention.” At least, that’s what people say.
For the last couple of years, Southeastern Seminary has worked on our Peoples Next Door project. Peoples Next Door exists to help train and equip local churches to discover and engage the unreached people groups in their communities. We do this by providing resources and partnering with state conventions, associations, missions agencies, and especially local churches. This project continues to grow, and we now need a home for it on the internet.
Enter the Peoples Next Door website.
The Peoples Next Door project is still a part of the Center for Great Commission Studies, but in order to provide a home for upcoming resources, I have created a unique space for all that we are doing. For those of you who follow our blog here at the CGCS, you can expect to keep seeing Peoples Next Door resources linked to on this blog. However, these articles will be housed at the new website.
Local churches around the country are seeing the need to engage the people groups cropping up in their neighborhoods and communities. Hopefully, we can help by providing both downloadable resources (such as documents, videos, and other helps) as well as syndicated content (such as blogs, articles, and maybe even podcasts). So if you are interested in reaching the people groups next door, then follow us at the new website and visit often.
Feel free to poke around the site and ask questions if you have any.
For now, head over to the Peoples Next Door homepage and start!
Keelan leads the Peoples Next Door project and is a Senior Church Consultant with the Union Baptist Association in Houston, TX. He is working on a PhD in Missiology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In previous years, he spent time as a church planter in West Africa with the IMB and doing ethno-graphic research in Washington, DC with NAMB.