Launching a Neighborhood Church for the Nations!


Sam Rainer

February 11, 2018


The church is not a destination point for crowds. The church is a vehicle engineered by God to send people into neighborhoods and to the nations. On Sunday West Bradenton launched a campaign to become a neighborhood church for the nations. Check out the video and see where God is taking us!



We want to launch a movement. Far too few churches in our nation focus on the needs of the immediate communities around them. We want to inspire other congregations to become healthy neighborhood churches. We believe we can create a model for a healthy neighborhood church.

We want to create space for our neighbors. Our building should welcome our neighbors into the body of Christ. Our campus should be a focal gathering point for the entire community. The church campus should speak to how we believe there is always room for one more.

We want to be good neighbors. The church is a vehicle for the gospel. The people of the church are the means by which the good news goes into homes. We care about our neighbors because God loves them. We serve our neighbors because we believe in the Servant Jesus. Our church address is not an accident. Your home address is not an accident. God placed us here strategically. We’re right in the heart of Bradenton, and our hearts need to beat for our neighbors.

You can also learn more about what we’re doing here.


2 comments on “Launching a Neighborhood Church for the Nations!”

  1. Roberta Jones says:

    I appreciate the positive balance the video shows between local needs and ministering to the nations.

    1. Sam Rainer says:

      Thanks! We are a both/and church.

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