God is on a mission to rescue people, renew creation, and re-establish his good and beautiful reign in the midst of darkness, evil, hate, and pain. We want to be a church that joins God's rescue mission right here and around the world.


We love The Message translation of John’s Gospel when he speaks of Jesus, the ultimate Word of God, becoming human:


“The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.” (John 1:14)


We want to follow Jesus’ lead as we live into our name — to be a church in the neighborhood, for the neighborhood, and to reflect the neighborhood in all of its diversity. We want to discern how God is on mission and how he’s calling us to declare and demonstrate his kingdom reign. Sometimes that happens in the simple, everyday way of being good neighbors. Other times that looks like meeting physical needs like we do at our Neighborhood Clothes Closet (see below). Each week we gather and scatter in worship, prayer, and fellowship to be formed for this mission.

LOVING OUR NEIGHBORS

LOCAL MINISTRIES & PARTNERS

THE NEIGHBORHOOD CLOTHES CLOSET (GARLAND)

Come visit our free clothing distribution center closet at the ROC Community Center every third Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 3375 Edgewood Dr, Garland, TX 75042. We offer free clothing, shoes, jackets, and more for children and adults.


THE ROC (GARLAND)

The ROC (Re'Creation Outreach Center) is a community center in Garland, Texas with a mission to serve others and make Jesus Christ the center of our diverse community. They exist to meet physical, mental, and spiritual needs through training, resourcing, and connecting people to God and the community. From after-school programs and our week of VBS to back-to-school and holiday parties, there are many ways our church partners with the ROC throughout the year. 

 

FREEMAN HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH (GARLAND)

We are not a part of Freeman Heights Baptist Church, but we do partner with them in many ways to love the neighborhood we share. It is about unity in the body of Christ – not about our differences. We often work together to host holiday events and minister to our shared neighbors in various ways.


AUSTIN STREET (DALLAS)

Founded in 1983Austin Street Center provides safe shelter and meets the basic needs of the most vulnerable homeless. Each person who finds shelter there is provided a safe place to sleep, showers, clothing, and meals. Once their basic needs are met, they can begin working on other aspects of their lives that will help them transition out of homelessness. Once a month a group from TNC provides and serves a meal to those staying at this homeless shelter in downtown Dallas.

 

OURCALLING (DALLAS)

OurCalling is a team of volunteers motivated by the love of Christ to search in every corner of the city for the lost and needy and offer them true friendship and meaningful support. They build long-term relationships with friends on the street, guiding them to a relationship with Jesus Christ that will help them to realize their worth and inspire them to invest in their lives. Each week members of The Neighborhood Church help lead a bible study and provide food for women on Monday mornings. 


THE ECCLESIA NETWORK

We are part of The Ecclesia Network, a collection of churches who share resources and ideas. 


MINISTERIO PESCADOR (CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO & EL PASO, TEXAS)

We are grateful to partner with Cesar and Raquel Quinonez — our honorary church members out West! For years they have served those on the margins of society — the homeless, the jailed, the addicted, and the hungry. In addition to their work across the border, their ministry provides groceries for struggling families in El Paso. TNC was blessed to send a team to El Paso in 2015 to build the Ken Kaniatobe Memorial Food Pantry to house the donations that would bless families on both sides of the border.


RYAZAN EVANGELICAL CHURCH (RYAZAN, RUSSIA)

God has united two churches separated by half the world but joined by the Holy Spirit. We have had a fruitful and long-term relationship with our brothers and sisters.

NATIONAL & GLOBAL PARTNERS